recommend lunch with contractor(s)?

I guess bar-b-que, burgers, fried chicken and french fries are great, but n
ot if you are wearing a buttoned-up shirt that day. So, if you have to eat
lunch with a client and other contractors in a diverse environment, what w
ould you recommend?
I remember I was watching Seinfeld and somebody ordered chicken or tuna fis
h salad. Yeah, that's something I could agree with... especially with lettu
ce, tomato, mayonnaise on well-done toast, with plenty of black pepper and
a pickle slice and a cup of coffee. That would seem less "trashier" than s
lobbering over friend chicken, bar-b-que and coke, right?
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mogulah
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I guess bar-b-que, burgers, fried chicken and french fries are great, but not if you are wearing a buttoned-up shirt that day. So, if you have to eat lunch with a client and other contractors in a diverse environment, what would you recommend? I remember I was watching Seinfeld and somebody ordered chicken or tuna fish salad. Yeah, that's something I could agree with... especially with lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise on well-done toast, with plenty of black pepper and a pickle slice and a cup of coffee. That would seem less "trashier" than slobbering over friend chicken, bar-b-que and coke, right?
Order something small and light if you are the one trying to make the sale. Order what you like if they are trying to sell you.
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Bob La Londe
Yeah, if you're selling (generally) don't order anything messy, smelly, noisy or too showey (flaming anything) or that might turn someone's stomach (anything with tentacles, raw meat or excessive blood I guess- I eat pretty much anything).
As Bob says.. something light. If you're starving you can always go get a burger *after* the contract is signed.
If you're selling and they're paying (it happens), don't order the most expensive thing and don't order dessert unless they do.
If you're unfamiliar with the restaurant, check out the menu online beforehand and decide what to order without pressure. Or even give them a call if there are questions (so you don't have to discuss food allergies or something like that with the server- you can just give a simple instruction if required - 'no garlic' or whatever).
--sp
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Spehro Pefhany
It turns out I won't meet anyone, so never mind.
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mogulah

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