Tomato Sauce IS Marinara Sauce
March 19, 2009

I’m rushing across the kitchen on my way to the other computer terminal, probably rushing to get some table more bread and ring in ANOTHER glass of Beringer White Zin. A co-worker stops me.

“Not so fast Janet, this is YOUR table and you need to deal with it,” she says, flinging a plate of spaghetti with meatballs into my hands.

Another co-worker, holding another plate of spaghetti with meatballs explains: “It’s for table 101. She said she one was supposed to be made with marinara sauce and the other one was supposed to be made with tomato sauce. So she sent these back with us when we went to run your food.”

“They’re THE SAME THING! Come with me, we’re taking these back to 101,” I said.

So we go back, drop off the food, and before this lady has a chance to explain to me why I’m wrong I say, “Maam, here at (insert name of my restaurant) our tomato sauce is our marinara sauce. It’s the same thing. Enjoy your meal.”

She had that open mouth stare going on like she was about to respond, but I walked away.

Sometimes, the customer isn’t right. Sometimes, she’s just dumb. News flash, kids. Tomato sauce is marinara sauce. Check out the ingredients on that bottle of Prego. Right next to high fructose corn syrup you’ll notice “tomatoes” listed. Because Prego is marinara sauce. It’s made of tomatoes…and stuff.

Grarr. Time for me to go run that White Zin and get you some more bread.

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