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Do you tip for take out?

I agree with quadbabe. 30-40%+ is ridiculous. And tipping is not merely a courtesy or good etiquette, it is to make up the pay of someone who gets a reduced rate of pay. In California, restraurants are permitted to pay their waiters or waitresses less than the standard minimum wage because part of their pay is made up by tips (the government normally factors this at about 8%). That's why people who don't tip on a sit down meal really are not just getting bad karma, they are costing the server money, because the IRS automatically factors than they will at least get an 8% tip and that part of their tip will be split with some of the other staff (like the hostess, who usually will handle your take out order).
If I am ordering take out from a sit down restaurant, I tip about 5-10%. If it is a counter where you order food (like Subway, Panda Express, Starbucks, etc.), I do not tip, as those people do not have any reduction in their pay and are paid full minimum wage and often above that. In fact, I hate to see tip jars out anywhere, as they are extremely inappropriate and I never like to feel like someone is beginning me to get a tip.

What do you do with your food processor blades?

I don't know why I didn't think of that, so I am so glad I came to this site. Cudos to you for such a brilliant (and eco-friendly) solution.

Oct 24, 2010
freddiaschaffer in Cookware