Tipping on takeout: yea or nay?
Original post made by newcomer on Nov 14, 2009
on Nov 14, 2009 at 9:56 am
Depends on the type of restaurant.
on Nov 14, 2009 at 10:05 am
@Bill - why? Which types do you tip at? The high end ones, where the staff probably makes more money anyway? Or the fast food places, where the servers probably really need the money?
For the record, the place that asked for a tip was a higher end place. The cheap places usually have a tip jar out, but would never ask.
on Nov 14, 2009 at 10:09 am
A lot of times the employee at the takeout counter is a server who drew the counter shift that night. Which means they're losing a little bit from tips that they would have received if they were running a section at a restaraunt.
I usually throw in a dollar or two depending on my total. Maybe a dollar if it is just me. 2 dollars if it's a big order.