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(Grub Street)   You should tip at least 50% if you go to a restaurant or get takeout   (grubstreet.com) divider line
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2020-07-03 5:38:20 AM  
No.
 
2020-07-03 5:45:05 AM  
Duh.
 
2020-07-03 5:49:46 AM  

Mad Scientist: No.

MissFeasance: Duh.


Don't you love it when a plan comes together?
 
2020-07-03 5:53:00 AM  
Not happening.
 
2020-07-03 6:10:21 AM  
i'll cook my own food, thanks
 
2020-07-03 6:11:41 AM  
 Taken to the extreme this bullshiat gives you organizations like Walmart that have somehow convinced Americans that their tax dollars should go to supplementing Walmart employee's wages and benefits. Meanwhile, the Walton family gets obscenely rich(er).
And I'd add this is while the Trump Admin has permitted the laws to change giving tip ownership to the business and not the individual. This author needs a slap up side the head.
 
2020-07-03 6:21:30 AM  
No.

Tipping optional; restaurant workers get $15/hr.

/Yes, I get $16.50 at a factory job.
//I should be getting more, too.
///That has no bearing on what people below me should be getting.
 
2020-07-03 6:41:11 AM  
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2020-07-03 7:07:17 AM  
Right now with so many people out of work, tipping 50% isn't possible for many people.
 
2020-07-03 7:15:55 AM  

growinthings: Right now with so many people out of work, tipping 50% isn't possible for many people.


If you're out of work, you have time to cook your own food. Being out of work sucks and it's probably not your fault, but you'll have to adjust to the new situation to keep afloat.
 
2020-07-03 7:22:29 AM  
My favourite part is when this fool goes on Twitter to whine about the comments, demonstrating a complete lack of awareness
 
2020-07-03 7:28:29 AM  
Charge me delivery fee and expect 50% tip?  I can make my own food just fine.
 
2020-07-03 7:43:22 AM  
I eat out mostly when I travel for work. Company is an "old school" established company and in some ways are cheapskates. Tipping over 20% is only allowed if a "service fee" is included for group events (which are not happening right now).
 
2020-07-03 8:07:30 AM  
Do I also have to tip the guy in McDonald's drive-through?
 
2020-07-03 8:19:05 AM  
I always leave a $500 tip and the money goes to buying a hotel on Baltic AND Mediterranean Avenues.
 
2020-07-03 8:38:02 AM  
Yeah? No.

We have not had restaurant food of any kind since February 2 when we got a bunch of Thai food for Superbowl.

No way are we eating something we didn't prepare ourselves during this pandemic, are you crazy?

And who the fu*k can afford a 50% tip even in the best of times, which these most certainly aren't?

You go to restaurants, Mr. Moneybags, and breathe everyone's droplets or get take-out/delivery and risk that someone coughed on the food.

I'm a really good cook, so we aren't suffering at all by eating only at home.
 
2020-07-03 8:58:09 AM  
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/I'm actually a very generous tipper, delivered food years ago
//50% is crazy talk
///threes
 
2020-07-03 9:01:51 AM  
I haven't had a sit down meal in a restaurant since late February. On the rare occasion we get takeout I tip 20% and don't feel bad about it. Sorry. If that's not enough you should raise your prices instead of making me guess how much things cost.
 
2020-07-03 9:06:29 AM  

AngryTeacher: Do I also have to tip the guy in McDonald's drive-through?


No
 
2020-07-03 9:10:44 AM  
Hahahahaha.  No.

I've tipped 50% on rare occasions....when someone went "above and beyond" during a fantastic evening.
 
2020-07-03 9:45:51 AM  
Nah.. I'll keep leaving a tip that's large enough to not be considered cheap but not so large that I get a reputation that is unsustainable for me too maintain.
 
2020-07-03 10:04:26 AM  
If the restaurant needs more money, they should raise their prices.  Then we can judge whether or not we want to order carryout.
 
2020-07-03 10:19:25 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: Charge me delivery fee and expect 50% tip?  I can make my own food just fine.


And not just a delivery fee. Pay attention to, say, GrubHub & DoorDash when they both inflate the restaurant's prices, then tack on additional fees on top of the listed delivery fee.

For GrubHub, ensure you look at the "i" provided for their "Tax and fees" section to discover that anywhere from 11 to 27% of the cost of the food (and the delivery fee!) has been added as an additional fee. For DoorDash, it's the "Fees & Estimated Tax" section.

If you're going out to eat, you're doing it wrong. If you're getting delivery, know that you're likely already paying close to 50% extra for your delivered items.
 
2020-07-03 10:21:00 AM  
Pay people better. Stop whining that I should be tipping more. Start demanding better wages from your employer.
 
2020-07-03 10:21:10 AM  

silvervial: I'm a really good cook, so we aren't suffering at all by eating only at home.


And, this.
 
2020-07-03 10:32:55 AM  
I'm doing 25% on delivery during these times.

I've been doing 30-50% on dine-in for years. I don't go out to eat often. If I done out when I'm working it's always at least 50%. Hell, I'm getting paid while I'm there so why not.
 
2020-07-03 10:34:48 AM  
FARK needs a tipping tab.
 
2020-07-03 10:46:08 AM  
I won't be doing any of those things.
 
2020-07-03 11:14:37 AM  
The tip jars really annoy me. They're farking everywhere and it's not new. It's been a few years since I've been to one but I remember seeing them at Subway. The Jersey Mike's by me has one on their counter and while I haven't seen one at McDonalds that I can recall I have seen them in the drive-thru windows of various other places. I've even seen them at 7-11.

The decline of the use of cash has also resulted in a change of tactics. Now they swipe your card and hand you a tablet to sign and there's a giant tip box on the page and they give you the stink-eye as they watch you add 0.00.
I don't use any fast food apps so I don't know if they have a tip option on them.

The other thing is that it seems at a lot of places, the waiter/waitress doesn't really do anything anymore. They take your order then disappear. Someone else brings your drinks, then someone else brings your food, then someone else clears the table, then the waiter/waitress reappears to bring the check.
 
2020-07-03 11:16:40 AM  

The_Sponge: Hahahahaha.  No.

I've tipped 50% on rare occasions....when someone went "above and beyond" during a fantastic evening.


Seriously.  I've been keeping in mind that simply continuing to put oneself out there these days is kind of "going above and beyond" right out the gate, so I've pumped my numbers up a bit (turns out to not be that hard since I'm going out way less anyway).  I'm not out getting a 100 dollar meal, either... so tossing a generous 25% tip on a $20 bill for the privilege of being able to treat myself to five guys seems a small price to pay.  It's the difference between paying $23 and $25...

ALSO!

Before you tip with your card, keep in mind that businesses like GrubHub and UberEats take that money.  That doesn't actually go to the driver or the cooks.  I have heard that some mom and pops have started doing that too with their online orders.

It'd be nice if we treated waitstaff and delivery as less disposable... like... imagine if restaurant service were a viable CAREER.
 
2020-07-03 11:18:06 AM  

abhorrent1: The tip jars really annoy me. They're farking everywhere and it's not new. It's been a few years since I've been to one but I remember seeing them at Subway. The Jersey Mike's by me has one on their counter and while I haven't seen one at McDonalds that I can recall I have seen them in the drive-thru windows of various other places. I've even seen them at 7-11.

The decline of the use of cash has also resulted in a change of tactics. Now they swipe your card and hand you a tablet to sign and there's a giant tip box on the page and they give you the stink-eye as they watch you add 0.00.
I don't use any fast food apps so I don't know if they have a tip option on them.

The other thing is that it seems at a lot of places, the waiter/waitress doesn't really do anything anymore. They take your order then disappear. Someone else brings your drinks, then someone else brings your food, then someone else clears the table, then the waiter/waitress reappears to bring the check.


I think maybe you should move somewhere else when you get the chance.  Or at least try some different establishments.
 
2020-07-03 12:01:06 PM  
I am particularly tickled by the fact they conclude that you only care about the workers if you over-tip.  Nothing about "wear a mask, try and cooperate. make their job easier."   Nope, just ... give them lots and lots of money.
 
2020-07-03 12:04:34 PM  
I don't even tip high end hookers that
 
2020-07-03 12:15:53 PM  
50% on takeout da fuq
 
2020-07-03 12:25:41 PM  
40-50% has been our standard since this all started.  We've been doing curbside nearly all of the times when we have gotten food out.  We're going to local places owned and staffed by people we know; we understand the stresses they've all been operating under.
 
2020-07-03 12:37:13 PM  

Gough: 40-50% has been our standard since this all started.  We've been doing curbside nearly all of the times when we have gotten food out.  We're going to local places owned and staffed by people we know; we understand the stresses they've all been operating under.


It's not "tipping 50%" so much as "slipping $10 or $20 to the staff I've known for years because I've been there and everything sucks right now."

Joys of a small town.
 
2020-07-03 12:44:41 PM  
I only tip 50 percent at places where I go regularly . Sit down only .
 
2020-07-03 1:05:56 PM  
No. I have upped my orders at my favorite restaurants to be 2-3 meals' worth of food, I pad my orders with a wine or mixed drink or two, and I am visiting weekly on schedule because I am trying my darndest to support them.

I tip $10-$15 on my takeout orders to help the servers, too...but 50% would be insane.
 
2020-07-03 1:07:13 PM  
The Googles Do Nothing
Charge me delivery fee and expect 50% tip?  I can make my own food just fine.



DUDE, the article is not about delivery.  You'll be okay.
 
2020-07-03 1:25:31 PM  
How about I tip a reasonable generous amount and then still have money so I can order more and tip more people more often.
 
2020-07-03 1:33:09 PM  

Wave Of Anal Fury: If the restaurant needs more money, they should raise their prices.  Then we can judge whether or not we want to order carryout.


Don't let the landlord find out, he'll just raise the rent again.
 
2020-07-03 1:54:54 PM  

davynelson: The Googles Do Nothing
Charge me delivery fee and expect 50% tip?  I can make my own food just fine.


DUDE, the article is not about delivery.  You'll be okay.


FTA: " So if you go eat at a restaurant - or order delivery or takeout for that matter! - then there are two things you should absolutely do. Wear a mask and tip at least 50 percent. "
 
2020-07-03 2:18:06 PM  
Next takeout for us will be taco tuesday next week. We're prepared for a huge crush of people up here, which means we are staying home. Already stocked up on food, drink, and gas. This weekend isnt the time to bother the owners, theyll be busy enough. I always tip them nicely...
 
2020-07-03 2:53:39 PM  

abhorrent1: The tip jars really annoy me. They're farking everywhere and it's not new. It's been a few years since I've been to one but I remember seeing them at Subway. The Jersey Mike's by me has one on their counter and while I haven't seen one at McDonalds that I can recall I have seen them in the drive-thru windows of various other places. I've even seen them at 7-11.

The decline of the use of cash has also resulted in a change of tactics. Now they swipe your card and hand you a tablet to sign and there's a giant tip box on the page and they give you the stink-eye as they watch you add 0.00.
I don't use any fast food apps so I don't know if they have a tip option on them.

The other thing is that it seems at a lot of places, the waiter/waitress doesn't really do anything anymore. They take your order then disappear. Someone else brings your drinks, then someone else brings your food, then someone else clears the table, then the waiter/waitress reappears to bring the check.


You should probably never go here then.

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/ It's way over rated.
 
2020-07-03 3:28:58 PM  

BeesNuts: The_Sponge: Hahahahaha.  No.

I've tipped 50% on rare occasions....when someone went "above and beyond" during a fantastic evening.

Seriously.  I've been keeping in mind that simply continuing to put oneself out there these days is kind of "going above and beyond" right out the gate, so I've pumped my numbers up a bit (turns out to not be that hard since I'm going out way less anyway).  I'm not out getting a 100 dollar meal, either... so tossing a generous 25% tip on a $20 bill for the privilege of being able to treat myself to five guys seems a small price to pay.  It's the difference between paying $23 and $25...

ALSO!

Before you tip with your card, keep in mind that businesses like GrubHub and UberEats take that money.  That doesn't actually go to the driver or the cooks.  I have heard that some mom and pops have started doing that too with their online orders.

It'd be nice if we treated waitstaff and delivery as less disposable... like... imagine if restaurant service were a viable CAREER.


As late as 2005, I had friends who were career waiters and bartenders in their 40s and 50s and who have been able to retire or start second careers. I think 2008 put the final nail in the coffin.
 
2020-07-03 3:46:02 PM  
We always tip around 25%* under normal conditions because the restaurant business sucks and we feel bad these folks that work their ass off for basically nothing. Least we can do.

But 50%? No. How about raise prices and raise their hourly wage? I'd rather do that.

* It floats because I'm the anal retentive tipper and just round up once I break the 20% threshold. Even numbers on my bank statement make me happy.
 
2020-07-03 4:30:37 PM  
I just wish there was an easy and safe way to tip my package delivery people.
 
2020-07-03 4:34:17 PM  

IRestoreFurniture: I just wish there was an easy and safe way to tip my package delivery people.


We tip ours on Christmas with booze
 
2020-07-03 6:23:12 PM  

davynelson: The Googles Do Nothing
Charge me delivery fee and expect 50% tip?  I can make my own food just fine.


DUDE, the article is not about delivery.  You'll be okay.


FTFA: So if you go eat at a restaurant - or order delivery or takeout for that matter! - then there are two things you should absolutely do. Wear a mask and tip at least50 percent.
/article's author grew up in New Haven and worked an unpaid internship in Shanghai
/wonder which prep school he attended?
 
2020-07-03 7:35:14 PM  
IlGreven:
///That has no bearing on what people below me should be getting.

Yeah, fark the poors, right?
 
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