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Ok, you have sent of the letter, called back and managed to arrange a meeting with the restaurant manager. You can only do a few effects for him that have to blow his/her mind yet be appropriate for the establishment.

What are the 3/4 effects you do to nail the job?

I am thinking of:

Chop Cup / 2 Cup Routine ending with bigger sponge balls
then, Sponge ball Routine
then, ACR with paperclip/wallet ending.
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I would have to agree. How can you go wrong with a Whit Haydn Triple whammy?

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Here is a thought. If you are going to do some effects it would be best if you could perform for some of the wait staff as well with the GM watching? Better yet to perform for some of the patrons at the restaurant. The manager is going to be more concerned with their customers’ reactions. The manager at the restaurant I work doesn't seem to care about the magic just the customers’ satisfaction.
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"Unshuffled" with restaurant name as the finish

Several times I have borrowed a $1 bill and changed it into a $10 or $20 and let them keep the bill!...A worthwhile investment for a big show. I had a $100 ready once for a function the governor of NY was at, but did not have the opportunity to perform for him that night.
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I agree with davidpaul; do a bill switch for the manager, then offer to do some magic for the customers for free (assuming your meeting is at lunchtime), and go kill them.

Otherwise, your strongest cards (ACR with wallet/box/etc. ending) with a non-card routine (sponge balls, bill float and switch, coins across, chop cup, etc.). Good luck!
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I'd say do the material you feel MOST comfortable with, that you've practised a LOT, and would show to your friends if they asked you to show them something amazing.

When you're in front of a manager, don't try and be something you're not - if you are not a person who does a lot of levitations, don't try and learn a this trick just to impress the boss or you can guarantee you will be thinking more about the effect than actually about the performance.

Just try and be yourself and sell the place on what YOU do best. Good luck! Smile

FWIW, I performed a colour changing deck routine followed by ambitious card to wallet followed by the same signed card changing it's back colour and pattern to become a blank card that read "Thanks for watching 'manager's-name-here'"

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Do the magic for the people in the restaurant not the manager. Explain to the manager what you do then offer him a free night when it's slower (usually Tuesday's or Wednesdays) so that he can watch the audience react to you. He may or may not like magic but he can't deny the fact that when the customers are happy and laughing that they will come back. Do tricks for the customers that promote the restaurant. Also, you say to EVERY TABLE: "Thank you so much for watching...this is a new promotional idea we're thinking about doing at this restaurant every (whatever night) if you've enjoyed yourselves please tell the host/hostess or the manager on your way out!" Thank them again then move on.
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Yes, do your most comfortable routine, and make sure it is a SURE-FIRE!
You don't want to take any risk in front of the manager.

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