Today I took my ladies’ Community Based Instruction class to Panera to practice skills required for a “fast food/café” restaurant. The skills practiced were the following:
- Appropriate dress for an outing
- Ordering at a counter
- Using a credit card machine by following the directions on the machine
- Picking up their order and getting their drinks
- Using proper etiquette
- Cleaning up the table before leaving
The ladies had a great time and all were polite and needed very little assistance. I was very proud of them.
“It was really fun to go out. I got to socialize with my friends and it was my first time using a credit card machine. I thought I would have to enter a password but I didn’t and I didn’t have to sign. It was a new experience.” – Kristen.
“It was fun and educational. It reminded me to use my manners and reminded me of the manners my Mom taught me when I was little. I also learned how to use a credit card machine. I have never in 22 years of my life used a credit card machine.” – Christine
“It reminded me how to use a credit card because I used to have trouble when I had a debit card. I had a lot of fun.” – Abbey