Big Tips for Monkey Waiters

Yat-Chan Tells All-Elephants are Bad TippersI know times are getting tough for everyone out there. This is especially true for small business owners, forcing them to save costs in their chosen field of expertise.

Well look no further than this story from the Metro UK to see how far a Japanese restauranteur has gone to cut custs. 

A Japanese restaurant has taken an unusual approach to employing waiters – they have two trained monkeys who wait on their clientele. The Kayabukiya tavern, a sake house just north of Tokyo, employs the two macaques to help out their more traditional human waiters.

What a world…monkeys taking away good paying jobs from pimple laden teenagers. Now customers don’t have to worry about spit in their food, but macaqua poop instead.

The macaques, called Yat-chan and Fuku-chan, are tipped by the cutstomers with boiled soya beans. Yat-chan, aged twelve, is the more experienced of the two – he takes customers’ drinks orders and brings them to their table.

Fuku-chan, who is younger, isn’t up to taking orders yet, but hands the customers hot towels.

Based on his name, I’m thinking Fuku Chan needs to work on his anger management issues.


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