The waiters are rude and the managers are worthless. My mother and I stood in line to be seated for 10 min before walking out. I don't mind waiting for a seat, but we were never greated, there were open tables and the hostess just chose to serve people at the counter who had just arrived rather than give us (and the 8 other people around us) the time of day. The entire time we could see the manager and three waitresses standing behind the counter talking while the entire place was slammed. This was not the first time either. It was just the last. I constantly saw the managers sitting around doing nothing and rarely have I had a server who is nice. The Shari's chain has good food, but I would not go back to the Corvallis Shari's if my life depended on it.
The service here is totally horrible. It took them a long time to bring water and take out order. Then we waited again ~ for the food. The waiter dropped straws on the floor and then was shocked when we wanted clean ones and not the ones he had just dropped. [They did not have the paper wrapper on them] We were never offered refills on our coffee and water, and the cheque was left when the food arrived and then we were ignored.
We won't be going back.
I just moved to oregon and I was really missing Eat N Park, a really nice resturant at home in Pittsburgh, PA that I loved to go to. So I ask my friend, whose a local here, where she takes her kids to go and eat and I am glad that I took her advice. Shari's is a awesome place. Everyone was really nice, the food was very good and its only 10 minutes away from my house. Its now my sunday spot.