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  • Writer's pictureShannon Elkins

A Day in the Life of a Twin Peaks Girl

Updated: Jun 28, 2019

What’s better than a Man Size cold beer and made-from-scratch comfort food on a Friday night? The best draft beer in town and comfort food served up by a friendly and beautiful girl! There are a lot of misconceptions about what it is like to work in a restaurant where your appearance is a part of your job, but I want to serve up the inside scoop of what it’s like to be a Twin Peaks Girl.

I’ll never forget the day I knew I wanted to see what being a Twin Peaks Girl was all about. I was there with friends watching a game. The atmosphere was so fun and welcoming; I decided to fill out an application right then and there! I was so excited when the manager invited me back for an interview the very same week. I was so ready to get a taste of what it would be like to have the job. After completing the interview process, I soon found out that I was chosen to join the team. I was beyond excited!

At this point in my life, I had worked with kids and taught dance classes. Becoming a Twin Peaks Girl was such a new and exciting experience. As someone who had no previous experience in waiting tables, I had to learn entirely new skills and step outside of my comfort zone in order to take on the new challenge. After being hired, the next step to becoming a Twin Peaks Girl was going through our training process where I got to shadow another girl and learn all about what it takes to be successful at the job. I remember being nervous and overwhelmed at first, but now I’ve been with the company for almost two years and it has made me into more of a confident woman than I was before.

What does a typical day of work look like for a Twin Peaks Girl? When we are in our uniform, it’s important for us to be the best versions of ourselves all the way around. This encourages us to eat healthy, exercise and maintain a girl next door appearance. When we arrive to work, we always begin our shift with a team meeting to discuss important matters and get excited for the day or night ahead of us. I always enjoy our team meetings because we just feel like family. I love getting the opportunity to talk with my friends before each shift. Something unique about being a Twin Peaks Girl is the Sisterhood of The Plaid which is the teamwork and friendships that brings all of us together. After our meetings, we get ready for our guests to arrive if it’s the lunch shift, or we walk around and mingle with the guests who are already in attendance for the dinner shift.

Whenever a guest comes into our store we are always excited to greet them with a big smile! My favorite part of my job is when our guests become regulars and they make coming to Twin Peaks a part of their weekly routine. There is a warm ambiance to our stores that makes it a fun and cozy hangout for any occasion whether it’s drinks after work, birthday parties or a place to work from your laptop while enjoying a Man Size beer!

Another important piece to making sure our guests have a great experience is greeting them at their table or the bar with one of our coasters and a friendly smile. I always enjoy being able to surprise people at my tables with a friendly introduction, because it’s one of the aspects that make us unique. We take the experience of dining out and make it into a fun experience because at Twin Peaks we want everyone to have a great time. We’re known for our 29 degree draft beer, and we like being able to suggest our craft beer to guests. Before I began this job I didn’t know much about beer but now I can confidently explain what makes our beer special. In September of 2015 our Barrel Aged Brown Ale won a bronze medal in Denver at the Great American Beer Festival. My two favorite beers, which we make at our brewery in the Irving store, are the Knotty Brunette and Dirty Blonde. When guests order a beer, one of my favorite questions to ask is if they want the Man Size or the Girl Size. It’s always such a great ice breaker.

Speaking of breaking the ice, it’s important to be able to carry conversations with our guests because we genuinely enjoy getting to know everyone and building relationships. I interact with a lot of different people at work such as families, couples on dates and groups enjoying a night out to watch their favorite sports. It is important to be able to connect with everyone and have a bright personality and charming charisma. Before I began my job, I was shy and reserved but I have broken out of my shell by interacting with our guests and using confidence. I would describe myself as a typical girlie girl but at Twin Peaks we also have to be knowledgeable about all things sports, great food, cold beer and a collection of spirits when talking to guys. Who doesn’t love a girl who can talk about pretty much anything?

The most difficult part about being a Twin Peaks Girl is learning how to multitask between your tables. There are some days and nights when we are taking care of a full section and it’s important to always keep yourself on track. Sometimes I work late at night or two shifts in one day, so when I get tired I stay positive and keep going. Even though being a Twin Peaks Girl is a glamorous job that allows us to showcase our personalities, it’s hard work and it takes someone who is strong and dedicated. I never imagined that I would be able to have what it takes to be a Twin Peaks Girl but I work with such a great team of people who are always there to help and contribute to the best interest of the entire team. Every single day on the job is a learning experience. We’re always learning from one another and striving to help out in any way we can.

One of the questions I get the most from guests is about what else I do outside of work. The majority of us are full time students, including myself. Twin Peaks stands as a strong stepping stone to get each of us to our destinations. I love how I work in an environment that allows me to also focus on school. Being in college is stressful, but when I come to work I get to focus on having fun with our guests, hanging out with my friends who I work with and making memories that will last a lifetime. If you’ve ever been to Twin Peaks then you can relate to all of the above. If you haven’t visited us yet, then I hope you’re excited to stop by for an ice cold beer and hang out with the Twin Peaks Girls. We’ll see you soon! Come enjoy our patio, watch an exciting sporting event or just come to see us!

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