As far as loss goes, it will depend if you are Fast Cas or full service. We are fast casual and do our best to bus tables quickly, but customers like to help by throwing away plates, forks, side dish cup etc.
We use baskets for our kids menu stuff and some appetizers. Plates for everything else.
Q-To-U-BBQ in Anthem, Arizona
2010 and 2011 Best BBQ in Phoenix
Toys 4 BBQ'N Competition BBQ Team
FEC 100, FEC 120, FEC 500, PG 500
Shirley Fab 52 x 24 Patio (we feed it big pellets)