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    Re: Tipping on Takeout

    The etiquettes of tipping is a little unclear on takeout....however, keep in mind that if you order takeout from a full-service restaurant, it is usually a server that has to ring up the order, put it together and package it for you....and the sale is included in their overall sales that they have to claim at least 8% tips. So if you don't tip, you are actually taking money from the server's pocket....which is why I generally tip 10% on take out.
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    Re: Tipping on Takeout

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    When you order food to go from a restaurant and don't use table service do you leave a tip anyway? I mean, I don't tip at any fast food places or other places where you order at the counter so it's never occurred to me to tip at a regular restaurant if I order out. I figure that I'm not taking up any of the servers time as it's usually a hostess or the manager who handles things and they are usually getting a full wage instead of server rate.
    BTW...it is not usually a hostess or manager that handles things. They usually assign it to a server and only handle the front-end part of it.
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    Re: Tipping on Takeout

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    In theory yes but the reality is TIPS have become an expected part of wages regardless of service so in reality it is a surcharge.
    Because there is an expectation to be paid for rendering a service, tips are no longer payment for a service?
    Perhaps I mis-understand.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Tipping on Takeout

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    When you order food to go from a restaurant and don't use table service do you leave a tip anyway? I mean, I don't tip at any fast food places or other places where you order at the counter so it's never occurred to me to tip at a regular restaurant if I order out. I figure that I'm not taking up any of the servers time as it's usually a hostess or the manager who handles things and they are usually getting a full wage instead of server rate.
    I tip the pizza driver - but if I pick up the pizza myself, on, I don't tip.
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    Re: Tipping on Takeout

    Of course you leave a tip if a server went out of their way to package the food, adding condiments and putting napkins and plasticware in the bag for you. Maybe even making a salad. If you ever watch a server prepare a custom carry out meal, you can see she/he works as hard on that as if delivering the food to the table. Also, you do get the food handed to you with a smile, right?

    Leave a tip. Don't stiff the server just because you're taking out.

    Now, if you grab a burger at a fast food joint or a pie at a pizza place, no tip is needed. That stuff doesn't require extra effort of special care to package.

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    Re: Tipping on Takeout

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Because there is an expectation to be paid for rendering a service, tips are no longer payment for a service?
    Perhaps I mis-understand.
    Supposedly a TIP is based on quality of service but now you are expected to TIP a certain percentage no matter what, some restaurants are just adding the so called TIP to the bill even.

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    Re: Tipping on Takeout

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    When you order food to go from a restaurant and don't use table service do you leave a tip anyway?
    I mean, I don't tip at any fast food places or other places where you order at the counter so it's never occurred to me to tip at a regular restaurant if I order out. I figure that I'm not taking up any of the servers time as it's usually a hostess or the manager who handles things and they are usually getting a full wage instead of server rate.



    If I order from a regular employee I may give that person a small tip.

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    Re: Tipping on Takeout

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I usually tip a little at a buffet because they usually do clear your plates off the table at least.
    Me, too. They also serve beverages and keep my tea glass full.
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    Re: Tipping on Takeout

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Of course you leave a tip. A server went out of their way to package the food, often adding condiments and putting napkins and plasticware in the bag for you. If you ever watch a server prepare a carry out, you can see she/he works as hard on that as if delivering the food to the table. Also, you do get the food handed to you with a smile, right?

    Leave a tip. Don't stiff the server just because you're taking out.
    When I used to wait tables, I HATED take out duty when it was my assignment. The orders always came in during the busiest time of the night and it was a pain in the ass putting together the take out order and RARELY....did you ever get a tip...yet I had to claim 8% of the sale as a tip.
    I don't blame people though....people who have never worked in the food industry really don't understand what it all entails as is evidenced by a lot of the comments on this thread. Most people assume that the hostess/manager is doing the work......nope.
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    Re: Tipping on Takeout

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    I only tip servers.
    Everyone else in the food biz is paid a full wage
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    Which is likely to be minimum wage.

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