Restaurant Carts

Written by Samuel Wong
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A favorite Sunday ritual of mine is going to eat dim sum in Chinatown with my father and grandmother. It's quite an experience when there are about twenty women pushing restaurant carts through a crowded dining room, yelling out what tasty food they have on their carts. Quite a few of these carts are customized with food warmers so that each little container of dim sum is steaming hot when it's placed on the table.

There are quite a few of these restaurant carts that have dim sum items that look exactly the same. I have to rely on my dad or grandmother to tell me who is serving what. It usually turns out that the cart with my favorite food on it is clear across the room and won't be making it to our table for another ten or fifteen minutes.

Uses for Restaurant Carts

Restaurant carts aren't used for the same purposes in many American restaurants. Most of the time, they're used to collect cups, plates, and dirty utensils to be washed back in the kitchen. Sometimes a restaurant will drape a tablecloth over a cart and use it to display the evening's dessert selections.

As you can see, restaurant carts can serve a variety of purposes. You can use them to serve food, collect dishes, or display tasty treats. There's really no limit to what you can do with a restaurant cart. Whatever you choose to do with it, it is sure to make your job a little easier.


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