|The Singing Sirloin
The Singing Sirloin, the "Home of Ballads and Salads", is a restaurant in Downtown Springfield.
The Singing Sirloin's distinctive feature is its waiters, who sing to their customers and serve their steaks "rare, medium, or well-sung". The restaurant also has a concealed portcullis-like barrier at the front door, which serves to both secure the restaurant during closed hours and prevent customers from leaving without paying. The lever which activates the portcullis is disguised as a "Please wait to be seated" sign.
The Simpsons paying for their dinner.
The Simpson family went to the restaurant for Marge's 34th birthday, although she was initially reluctant to go to a restaurant where the waiters sang.
The Simpsons also visited the restaurant to celebrate Bart's getting an A on an astronomy quiz at school. The waiters sang a song called "Happy First A" (to the tune of "Happy Birthday") for Bart. However, Homer's credit card was rejected. The Simpsons attempted to dine and dash, but were quickly trapped by the portcullis. In order to pay their bill, they ended up having to sing themselves, performing as a Mariachi band. As the crew are not satisfied, the Simpsons, especially Homer, sang "Blue Spanish Eyes" because the restaurant's manager said that they lack passion in singing.
In addition to the kitchen help and the singing waitstaff, The Singing Sirloin employs a woman named Mary Kay whose job is similar to a Maitre d'.