Customer: "Hey, what's up with you guys not being open at night?"
Me: "Yeah, we close at four everyday."
C: "Oh, but that's just temporary, right? You guys will eventually stay open later?"
M: "Nope. Four pm."
C: "What?? Why?"
And so it goes. I feel bad disappointing so many people, but....
Life's too short for me not to spend some quality time with my wife and kids. I've spent a good part of the last 15 years in kitchens working long hours and 6-7 day weeks, and I'm at a point in my life where I need a decent balance between work/personal time. Being closed at night means that I get to read to my kids almost every night.