We stop at Mel's each year as it is a convenient breakfast stop for us on our way from VA to Corolla. We have been doing this for so many years I cannot count, but something has changed. I am not sure if it is new ownership, but our tradition changes next year. We are so disappointed about this, but it was just that bad. We split our party and did not sit near each other, but afterwards we were both in agreement. The other table had a dead fly in their syrup and the only comment they got from the waitress was "oh gross." That was it . . . no apology, no visit from manager. It was discovered after they had used it as well . . . repulsive. We had a different waitress, and we received the same apathetic service. Inattentive and unprofessional. I know it is a difficult day to work, Saturdays during the summer, but come on - choose another job (or another day to work) if you are not up to the challenge.