Attn Downtown restaurants, bars, and clubs: Make your business more beautiful. Hire some Romanians.

It’s that time of year again. Every year around the first or second week of July, Downtown Memphis gets some international visitors – gorgeous girls from Eastern Europe who come here on their summer vacation from college. They usually stay until early October. They are legal to work here for up to 4 months – it’s called a J-1 work visa – and they usually get service industry jobs in local restaurants and bars. The most beautiful girls tend to be from Romania, but we’ve also seen Russians, Poles, Ukrainians, Serbs and other nationalities.

They’ll likely be coming around to area restaurants, looking for server jobs in the next week or two. In my experience Romanians and other Eastern Europeans tend to be excellent servers (there was one very notable exception, but she’s no longer a student and therefore not eligible to come back). They also tend to draw new customers in, and turn occasional customers into regulars, because they’re so pretty and charming.

So, if you want to spruce up your business, hire some Romanians. Downtown Memphis will thank you.