Always - [10,15,25% or some other specific amount]
Kinda - I go to the nearest dollar amount and let them keep the change.
What is a Sonic?
"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
As a very picky eater, I typically go into the building and order to-go.
Jackboots always come in matched pairs, a left boot and a right boot.
When America is strong the world is calm, When America is weak tyrants and terrorist slaughter the meek. ~ SgtRock
If they ask me if they can keep the change? Hell no you are not getting it. If they are nice, bring me good service? Sometimes I will let em keep the small change just depends on my mood.
By the way corprate says they are not suppose to take tips but since each are usually locally owned or whatever? The owner of your local Sonic can set the rule where they are suppose to get tips or not. But the main branch says tipping is a no-no.
ETA: I also must say that some of the workers at Sonic suck at knowing how to count back change and have had to correct them many a time on how much money they should be giving me back. I guess some of them are just too stupid to count out change without a register right in front of em telling them how much to give back
Oh and they pay them min. wage and up around here. They do NOT rely on tips.
Last edited by Kali; 06-25-10 at 10:31 PM.
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I don't tip at Sonic, Cuylvers, or Steak and Shake - all of whom have "servers" who bring you your food and never return to check on you again.
On tipping in general, I try to be generous when I have good service. I worked in a resturant as a cook, and I know how hard the servers worked there. But I refuse to tip for subpar or incompetent service. Tips are earned, not an automatic payment given regardless of performance. These two facts lead my wife to almost always argue with me about the tip - either I leave too much for a server I like or she's embarrassed because I refuse to tip someone who sucked.
And yeah, any server who assumed I was giving them all the change would automatically lose whatever tip was coming their way. That kind of presumptueousness needs to get smacked down.
Slipping into madness is good for the sake of comparison - Unknown.
Last I checked, carhops made waitress wage, which I believe, in Texas, is still $2.13 an hour.
So, yes, it is reasonable for them to expect tips.