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rdking647 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 10:03 AM
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how much to tip in these cases
I see a lot of restaurants going to this model..

you go to the counter to order. at the counter they give you a number to bring to your table. you get your own drinks etc..
these places usually have a tip jar at the counter..

how much do you tip..

or carryout.. how much do you tip at a carryout place????




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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 10:05 AM
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1. Tough questions.
I generally drop a buck or two in the tip jar in places where someone brings the order to my table. I don't tip at takeout places, usually, unless the place is primarily a dine-in restaurant.
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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 10:06 AM
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2. 20-25% at a sit down place, 10-15% for carryout/delivery.
The tip is part of the cost of whatever I order.

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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 10:06 AM
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3. If I carryout, I don't tip ...
didn't use a waiter/waitress and/or busboys, so we're done. QED.
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Major Nikon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 10:10 AM
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5. Same here. I only tip for full service
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Nye Bevan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 11:33 AM
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8. That's a little cheap.
You should give a couple of bucks for the person who wraps it up for you.
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 10:08 AM
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4. For a sit down meal or delivery I tip well -
for carry-out (like a coffee place for eg) I'll throw a spare dollar or some change in the jar.
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aikoaiko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 10:16 AM
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6. 10% for carryout meals for the peson who puts it all get together
Edited on Fri Oct-14-11 10:17 AM by aikoaiko
Its a lot of work to get all the little things together and they must get it right the first time. Its at least half the job of a table service.

I generally do 10% for counter orders where they bring the food to your table and bus.

I also do 10% for buffets where they refill my drinks and bus my table constantly.

I still do 15 - 20% for regular sit down dinners usually, but go as high as 25% for truly exceptional service.

Coffee counter folks get change or $1.
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rdking647 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 11:04 AM
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7. i have 4 tip levels depending on the service level
extradinory service 25%
normal service 20%
below average 15%
truly crappy service 5% or less and i tell the manager.....

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renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 11:37 AM
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9. how much for carryout pizza?
There's no complicated order to put together--just the transport of a pizza a couple of yards from a warming oven to the counter. Is a tip needed?
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 11:37 AM
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10. The only time I tip for carryout is if it's a place I go to regularly or if it's a ...
Edited on Fri Oct-14-11 11:38 AM by Shagbark Hickory
bar or sit-down restaurant where someone has to go in the kitchen and bring you out your food. PF Changs for example.
And even then it's like a dollar or two.
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deaniac21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 11:38 AM
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11. I can't afford to eat out.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 11:44 AM
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12. I tip 20% no matter the place. (also a reminder about Sonic staff)
Edited on Fri Oct-14-11 11:50 AM by ScreamingMeemie
If I cannot afford to give a little extra to those who make the lowest of the low wages, I have no business going out for sit down or carry out. Carry out employees are often taking your order, sometimes making your order, wrapping up your order, giving it to you and ringing you up. The pizza shop in the strip mall I work in only schedules two employees per evening. They do EVERYTHING. So what if one is sitting or standing?...

...on to Sonic...

...many people do not realize that Sonic staff depend upon tips. They are paid server's wages. Many people have no problem at all stiffing what basically amounts to an outdoor full service waiter/waitress (on skates even!). My daughter worked for Sonic last year. If an employee does not make up (in tips) what constitutes hourly wage when added to server's wages, Sonic does pay the difference, but they place the employee on probation after 10 days. Please remember this the next time you ask for your change. :)
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Cid_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 11:46 AM
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13. Mine ran away the other day...
I paid with my card but had a two singles set aside...

Food was delivered and zoooom.. away she went....
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