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Food Counter Attendants

On the Job


Food Counter Attendants serve food to diners at a counter or from a steam table. They may work in cafeterias, concession stands, or coffee shops. They do not serve customers at tables (see Waiters and Waitresses).

Physical Demands   

This career requires time standing, walking, or running.


Typical Work Tasks

People who work in this career often:

Typical Working Conditions


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