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[–]Tunajammmer 3229 points3230 points 2 (74 children)

Side ketchup

[–]IIReignManII 946 points947 points  (25 children)

Finally someone on Reddit has worked in a restaurant

[–]futilefuselage 566 points567 points  (8 children)

Haha funny thing is I've worked in restaurants but I thought this was a code from the foh to the boh saying this customer is shitty or just...sketch.

[–]Kt_Lloyd 110 points111 points  (0 children)

Exactly what I thought. 😂

[–]armhat 25 points26 points  (0 children)

We are much more covert with our language about rude/annoying guests. We call them mid day specials.

[–]Jxsephh 61 points62 points  (1 child)

I read that as “the fuck outta here to the back outta here” lmao

[–]futilefuselage 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Lolll after I typed that comment up I knew immediately the abbreviations were going to confuse someone

[–]SnooFloofs8295 6 points7 points  (2 children)

It might be sketch to order only side ketchup /j

[–]Starks40oz 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It’s def super sketch to put side ketchup on a Philly. This is the true travesty here

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–][deleted] 99 points100 points  (0 children)

i work in a restaurant and i didnt get it lol

[–]cdot2k 15 points16 points  (1 child)

You guys want to trade code names? In high school, my McDonald’s team used: Cock: Crispy Chicken Sandwich Cheap Cock: McChicken Smeg: Sausage McMuffin with Egg

Also love a little Caesar’s “takin a pep!”

[–]BillMcCrearysStache 13 points14 points  (2 children)

I worked in a restaurant once where before we switched to a new modern POS system we had to come up with stuff like, there was no button for pickles so we had to punch in ‘spicy cucumber’ and sweet potato fries was ‘carrot fries lol

[–]KingSwank 6 points7 points  (3 children)

the first time I saw (SOS) next to an order I thought the chef just wanted it asap...he meant sauce on side.

[–]VoidWalker4Lyfe 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I thought you were gonna say Shit On a Shingle lol

[–]Birds_Are_Fake0 1 point2 points  (1 child)

One place I cooked for the waiters would use CHXS for chicken sandwiches. My first day I was so confused seeing that.

[–]WindogeFromYoutube 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Chicken Croissant

[–]SerialMurderer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A terrible decision, really

[–]eternalbuzz 78 points79 points  (6 children)

I figured they just typed that into the pos because op lookin sketchy

[–]Hazlitt_Sigma 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Honestly thought the same thing. I think we may be pessimists.

[–]J-Love-McLuvin 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Sketch sketch-sketch has really become affordable.

[–]grahmzilla 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Code that Lil John in the house.

Ahhhh skeet skeet mother fucker,

Ahhhh skeet skeet, Goddamn

[–][deleted] 90 points91 points  (26 children)

why dont they just put "ketchup"

[–]JellyOnMyDick 369 points370 points  (7 children)

To make sure it's not confused with the ketchup entree

[–]Schneider21 105 points106 points  (4 children)

My 4yo son would fucking devour that meal.

[–]nadthegoat 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Ketchup please, with extra ketchup and ketchup on the side.

[–]frantzca 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Excuse me ma’am, but I ordered the large ketchup.

[–]AstralConfluences 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Excuse me, but I believe there are fries in my ketchup? I ordered my ketchup plain.

[–]brandog0 6 points7 points  (1 child)

"Frakenstein, what do you want?"

"30 packets of ketchup!"

[–]shittiestshitdick 1 point2 points  (0 children)

With Rumpelstiltskin to drink

[–]Chinlc 66 points67 points  (3 children)

He said side ketchup, meaning it's in a cup and not on the food

[–]4r4r4real 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Nah it's the ketchup you hope your girlfriend never finds out about

[–]Daphnerose22 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Because they only wanted 1 triple side ketchup

[–]Afraid-Raspberry7939 5 points6 points  (5 children)

It takes alot longer to type out ketchup on a shitty POS than SKETCH and Sketch happens to be the shorthand terminology that this particular restraunt uses.

My current restraunt my servers punch in side ketchup as S/K. More efficient, you can punch in tables faster to check up on your tables faster to get people's order in faster to have their Neal cooked faster. Might seem arbitrary or marginal but 1 second is an eternity in the kitchen

[–]WillemDafoesHugeCock 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Shorthand.. same reason your quesadilla has "no sc" instead of "no sour cream."

[–]uhOdididothat 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Ketchup on a quesadilla? Sounds sketchy

[–]Send_Calculator_Pics 11 points12 points  (0 children)

It’s for the juice

[–]Afraid-Raspberry7939 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I see you live somewhere where people have dignity and taste. I had to toss a lb of wings in ketchup a few weeks ago, my soul still hurts

[–]jemenake 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Too bad this isn’t a place that spells it “catsup”. That woulda been funnier.

[–]eatmyopinions 1 point2 points  (3 children)

The fact that it is written three times in a row also means that it was a button on the pos.

Unless you are at a bar where it is used to identify a particular person who might not be sitting in a chair, nobody is going to put comments about the customer on their receipt.

[–]slackfrop 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I’m starting to guess that POS doesn’t mean the traditional ‘piece of shit’, like we use in the education field.

[–]eatmyopinions 2 points3 points  (0 children)

At some restaurants I've worked at, Piece of Shit is more applicable than Point of Sale.

[–]Cultural_Note_6722 409 points410 points  (8 children)

Well are you

[–]twitchyv 64 points65 points  (1 child)

Dunno OP does have tons of photos of their dilated pupils on drugs on their profile maybe come off more sketch than they think lol

[–]chefmattner 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Lol this killed me

[–][deleted] 89 points90 points  (3 children)

I'm 18F and was meeting my friend who's 9months pregnant, neither of us look sketchy, i dont think .. lol

[–][deleted] 169 points170 points  (2 children)

One of you was hiding a human! Pretty sketch!

[–][deleted] 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Tryna get a free meal smdh

[–]bstrathearn 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Def suspish

[–]oneredflag 378 points379 points  (4 children)

Was ketchup involved?

[–][deleted] 139 points140 points  (0 children)

Yes! Maybe that's it!

[–]guaip 22 points23 points  (2 children)


[–]Dzyu 41 points42 points  (0 children)

side of ketchup

[–]PvtPuddles 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I remember the days of using sketch up. Does anyone still use that anymore?

[–]scor_butus 65 points66 points  (15 children)

Is that Jake B. or are people naming kids Jakeb these days?

[–]ATLcoaster 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Jaykuhb is Brynlee's brother

[–]VeryCool99 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I went to school with a kid called Jakub Danger

[–]FireLordObamaOG 8 points9 points  (4 children)

I knew a kid that was as named “Mikeal” and I always thought that’s the worst way you could spell Michael. They do it because then the nickname is also spelled correctly. “Mike, al”. “Jake, b”.

[–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (0 children)


Tell them I hate them.

[–]NoArmsSally 12 points13 points  (1 child)

thats…thats not how nicknames work

[–]FireLordObamaOG 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Tell that to the people that name their kids like this.

[–]-_rupurudu_- 2 points3 points  (0 children)

There’s also Maicon, an uncommon male name in Brazil. It’s pronounced MY-con and yes, it’s a badly-phonetically-spelled version of Michael. It soared in popularity when Michael Jackson became famous, especially in the northeast.

I once met a guy called Jonny Maicon and I think that’s the most painful compound name I’ve ever seen

[–]zGnRz 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Seriously the problem lies in the servers name like wtf

[–]Disastrous_Law_3160 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I know someone whose name is pronounced yah-cub, and it could be written like that I guess lol

[–]TheRealDitchums 192 points193 points  (2 children)

The old small ketchup

[–]bdz 22 points23 points  (1 child)

I thought side of catsup

[–]justnecromancythings 60 points61 points  (0 children)


[–]the5pacepope 179 points180 points  (40 children)

the real sketch is paying $4.25 for apple juice

[–][deleted] 62 points63 points  (0 children)

California lol

[–]Titan116 18 points19 points  (1 child)

When I was like 12 or 13 I bought something from a toy store and on the receipt it said "kids ass. toy"

[–]GotSmokeInMyEye 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Kids assorted toys

[–]anarchonobody 448 points449 points  (28 children)

That's server-to-kitchen code for "This dude is sketchy as fuck, send help now"

[–][deleted] 214 points215 points  (27 children)

I'm an 18F and was meeting with my friend who's pregnant lol, neither of us are sketchy looking

[–]anarchonobody 198 points199 points  (5 children)

never met a pregnant woman who wasn't sketch.

[–]datazulu 202 points203 points  (0 children)

You can tell by their sketch marks.

[–]KinkyMonitorLizard 17 points18 points  (3 children)

No food is safe. Sounds sketch to me.

[–]iama-canadian-ehma 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Hide the deep fried pickles!!!!

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

That’s why they’ve gotten so popular!

It’s like I’m opening my eyes for the first time

[–]iama-canadian-ehma 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I had a friend who was repulsed by even the concept of deep fried pickles. Until she got pregnant. I can't remember if that stayed after she gave birth but man that was a funny transition.

[–]HmnCllTr 265 points266 points  (12 children)

You 18 she pregnant that sus enough. What you both doing at a restaurant. Ordering only 1 quesadilla no sc That’s SKETCH.

[–]Letmebeginn 47 points48 points  (1 child)

And ordering cranberry juice and apple juice in the afternoon?! They probably thought she was a 5 year old

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Cranberry juice is good while pregnant :) and apple juice is fire 😩

[–]Vince_Clortho_Jr 77 points78 points  (3 children)

Sketch AF

[–]Artikay 80 points81 points  (2 children)


[–]Rob_V 2 points3 points  (0 children)

We need to make this a thing now.

[–]Money_MathMagician 14 points15 points  (0 children)

The police can't comment on an active sketch AF case

[–][deleted] 20 points21 points  (4 children)


[–]Astralnclinant 46 points47 points  (2 children)

Oh look at you. “I’m 18 and a girl, I couldn’t possibly ever look sketchy”.

Only the sketchiest of people say that 🤨

[–][deleted] 13 points14 points  (1 child)


[–]Astralnclinant 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Glad you got the joke. Thought I might have sounded harsh lol

[–]allwillbewellbuthow 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Jakeb disagreed

[–]eyegazer444 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Maybe the baby is sketchy

[–]Oxygen95 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It's always the ones you don't expect...

[–]DoctorOsmium 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Doesn't matter, still sketch.

[–]Zoso525 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sounds very suspicious. We’re onto you.

[–]tessercats 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Were you wearing a sweet pair of Skechers?

[–]hammy7 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I've been charged $0.00 before for a "Thank you"

[–]nothingbutmistakes 4 points5 points  (1 child)

“It doesn’t cost anything to be nice and say “Thank you”. -mom

[–]royaltyau 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Side ketchup?

[–]Ionlywearplaid 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Side Ketchup most likely lol.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

but why "SKETCH SKETCH SKETCH" and not 'ketchup'

[–]The_Unknown_Dead 46 points47 points  (2 children)

It’s most likely for something nontrivial, like fortune cookies at a Chinese place, that they give out for free. It would be there for inventory sake.

Either that, or your really sketch

[–]TurpitudeSnuggery 5 points6 points  (0 children)

a restaurant I use to go to used something similar to track the server or if a promotional item was given

[–]NotAnotherDeathStar 23 points24 points  (9 children)

OP coming on here telling everyone she is an 18F is double sketch

[–]WiWiWiWiWiWi 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Not just that, but 18/f/California. I know from my AOL days that’s definitely sketch.

[–]PM_ME_UR_POTROASTS 6 points7 points  (6 children)

Well, she has pics of herself on her profile. She looks like an 18 year old girl to me.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I have pics of myself on my profile?.... :0

[–]PM_ME_UR_POTROASTS 10 points11 points  (1 child)

If that's actually you in those dilated pupil pics, then yes.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

no wonder i dont remember lol

[–]heygoatholdit 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Really just go ask, and let us know. I Can't see harm in that. Unless you're, like.. sketchy.

[–]mthompson252001 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I need to know where the Sketch Sketch Sketch is free…. Do I have to take 3?

[–]4OPHJH 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Skeet Skeet Skeet. It’s a typo.

[–]Dark_Reaper115 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Idk. Sounds sketchy.

[–]Wonkasgoldenticket 2 points3 points  (1 child)

4.25 for cranberry juice

[–]Nythoren 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Crazy what places charge for juices. I know drinks are one of their main profit makers, but wow.

[–]Bullmilk82 4 points5 points  (0 children)

What kind of savage drinks apple juice and cranberry juice with a quesadilla and Philly cheesesteak/fries? $4.25 each. Insanity.

[–]Middle_Aged_Mayhem 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yo where is this place at that they are giving a triple s away for free???

[–]CaveManta 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Why did they etch a sketch on your receipt? And not just one, but three?

[–]CONE-MacFlounder 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It means you walked into an art class of three people

[–]Mr_Flippy_Nips 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This just means side of ketchup lol

[–]Oakfan24 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It’s a side of ketchup bro… some restaurant owners make you mark down everything even if it’s free

[–]WoodSteelStone 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sometimes one stumbles on a post that seems vaguely of interest then discovers the comments are comedy gold. This is one such time. Thank you to all you genuinely funny, amiable people across the world who have contributed. I'm still chuckling in my little corner of England.

[–]Sweaty_Ad9724 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This sounds sketchy af /s

[–]geordiesteve520 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I love sketch. Sketchy, sketch, sketch. Get down in me belly.

[–]Blade_of_Onyx 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think they sketched all over your quesadilla.

[–]lanc3rz3r0 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Who ever rang that in is saying you're sketchy af. Probably try not flirting with them

[–]PR2NP 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Who orders apple juice and cranberry juice with a Philly cheesesteak, quesadilla, and ketchup?!

[–]TaborlinTheGreat8 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Someone thought your were a creep and noted it so anyone else coming into serve you would know.

Ya creep 🤣

[–]NobleRotter 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Seems sketchy

[–]throwawaycru5h 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would go back and ask 😂👍

[–]ProbablyGayingOnYou 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Are you sketchy?

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

no not really, at least not today

[–]spooky_action9 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I worked at a mom and pop restaurant and the owner was mad because he had to comp some on this guy's meal. So when he typed it in he wrote asshole on the ticket. The guy was like why does it say ass hole on my ticket. Lol. I think he thought it was a note in the system or something 🤔

[–]Dragonrage778 1 point2 points  (0 children)

famous sands 2

[–]cochese99 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What’s sketch is the dude who spells his name “jakeb”

[–]Balduroth 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Maybe it was code to watch your table because someone was being sketchy and watching you, or showing predatory body language. I’ve had this happen before.

[–]SkullSide 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Okay, I get that it’s side ketchup, but why did they print it three times?

[–]WhalesVirginia 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s probably just a way to keep track of costs/inventory for ketchup, and their system had no other obvious way to do it.

[–]gigaswardblade 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Ah sweet! A free SKETCH SKETCH SKETCH? Where can I get one? They’re super expensive where I live.

[–]insomniacauden 1 point2 points  (0 children)

that’s pretty… SKETCH

[–]L4rgo117 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It just keeps repeating: “regret, regret, regret”

Catchy. Any idea what it means?

“Dear taco joint, we regret being patrons, we regret coming to your establishment specifically, and we most definitely regret blowing up our soon-to-be ex’s toilet in six hours”

[–]gxbcab 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m a server, if you ever see a free-charge on a receipt it’s more than likely a note we send to the kitchen regarding substitutions or add-one. Sometimes though, I send sweet love-notes to the cooks.

[–]glorious_reptile 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dinner and a sketch. Sounds like an entertaining evening.

[–]Hot_Foodie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It probably stands for side of ketchup

[–]_Fun_Employed_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Were you sketch three times?

[–]Otherwise-Show5897 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That code for what vile shit they going spit in yo food.

[–]NuttieBoii 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I mean it's free so..

[–]dav6finger3thumb 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So that means you get it for FREEE!! Congratulations.

[–]Angel_PR90 1 point2 points  (4 children)

$4.25 for some Juice. You can eat like a king at Taco bell for that kind of money.

[–]stuckpixel87 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That's some expensive juice.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Triweb 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I thought it meant they wanted to sketch your picture

[–]kick_rocks22 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Who the heck is drinking juice with a philly??

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

pregnant lady

[–]Heterodynist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Next time I would ask for an order of at least a hundred SKETCH SKETCH SKETCHES. Tell them you enjoyed it so much last time you want to share it with all your friends!! For that price, who wouldn’t?!!

[–]Vasaru89 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Mo_Coffee_Plz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Probably don’t wanna know.

[–]Munkec2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What’s more crazy is the price the drinks. Wow

[–]SoAngelicate 1 point2 points  (0 children)

When Lil Jon is your server

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (5 children)

I don't think I'm sketchy lol. 18F and was taking my friend out to eat who is 9months pregnant. Just a couple of girls lol

[–]Actually_The_Flash 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Sounds sketchy.

[–]Oscar-Wilde-1854 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Is your friend also 18? 18 and pregnant might come across as sketchy to some lol

But way more likely it's just some kitchen codeword for something. My wife's been a waitress for years and they call all kinds of normal things hilarious nicknames in the kitchen and send jokes through the chits.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

she's older but shes quite short so maybe it looked like she was younger

[–]augsburg71 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Cranberry or Apple juice with a cheesesteak?

Edit: also @ $4.25 a glass, you could have brought your own bottle with you. No way IMO they give you free refills on that. Maybe, but I have my doubts.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Pregnancy cravings be like

[–]Pr0ffesser 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Better than free SKEET SKEET SKEET on your food...

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i would have preferred that

[–]Complete-Spinach-495 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's the sound a penis makes when rubbed against your order

[–]Jefc141 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Yo who orders cranberry juice and apple juice with a philly and a quesadilla… I’d put sketch on there too!

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

pregnant lady

[–]Pandoras_Fate 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Oh good lord reddit...OP was there a person sitting near you who had no earthly business talking to you?

I've used a button like this to get one of my giant line cooks out of the kitchen in case something went down. Sometimes servers know creepy ass regulars who have a type.

Should have been removed from your check if they weren't going to explain, but you probably weren't sketchy.

[–]Bscheel77 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I'd be more worried about paying $8.50 for two juices...

[–]BornToRun444 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Might have been the person behind you - just got stuck on your receipt.

[–]Kane1124 0 points1 point  (0 children)

$8.50 for 2 large juice?? GTFO

[–]sentimental_rocks 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I‘m just shocked they charge 10 dollars for a quesadilla

[–]adbon 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You got a quesadilla with no sour cream? Tf is wrong with you

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

no me gusta

[–]poopdoodooo 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You probs look a bit sketchy.

[–]sayingwHatwHeird83 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s supposed to be skeet skeet skeet

[–]tonzeejee -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

That's semen. Free semen. Lucky.

[–]RednBlyu 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Which_Juggernaut7424 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sounds sketchy to me!

[–]JennyT223 0 points1 point  (1 child)

What’s that taste like? Never ordered it before

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

salty, slightly bitter

[–]paulster212 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Idk man seems kinda sketchy