I waited tables for years before I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. Heck, it really was one of my most favorite times. All the people I got to meet. It was a fun time. One of the worst things about waiting tables was either having to go to work sick or NOT getting paid.
There are some restaurants that I go to and I know I will just fill up on chips and hot sauce. Some I know I will on bread sticks or just regular bread. I know I will be too full before my food comes out to me so I will bring some of it home with me.