I work at a fine dining restaurant full-time and staff meal is only served occasionally, about 3-4 nights out of 7. Otherwise the staff does not take breaks during their shift and don’t necessarily know which nights they will be fed. How common is this? I am willing to give up my break time as long as I am fed, but I have to admit after working an 8 hour shift on my feet I am hungry and don’t like to eat a huge meal when I get home after midnight. Is staff meal considered a bonus that employees should be thankful for when they get it or is it fairly standard at most restaurants? Is it reasonable to expect it every night in exchange for not taking a break? I would like to know what the norm is out there.