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Do you tip for take out?

Hey now!

At high-end restaurants kids get tipped for take-out because they're good looking. However, there are times when actual work is involved. Interaction with the kitchen staff- who may be gnarly hahaha and a fair distance away- along with the collection of condiments etc is a courtesy free of charge to you and I'm sure appreciated by you.

I work at a restaurant where hot looking 18 year old girls wearing a kilt outfit routinely get tipped for take-out cause they're precious hehehehe. But the act of hovering is rude. The gratuity is your choice . I refuse to sit here in judgement. But remember when you always go to the same place, you tend to reap what you sow. hehehe

There is an observable tendency.

Jun 26, 2012
truegrit99 in Not About Food

How much do you tip when at a buffet?

First, there's no reason to be insulting.

Secondly in the business waitresses as you may call them are called the service staff. At a buffet restaurant you have busers and kitchen staff and hostess'- you really don't have a service staff.

If you just go around giving your money away, that's fine. But don't try to justify it. Here in California all staff get the same normal wage scale.

As a rule I don't tip buffet restaurants, but there's always the exception to the rule. While I was eating at a Chinese buffet last week I over heard that a party of 17 were coming in after a graduation. I hurried thru my appetizer and one course before the group began to arrive. They couldn't help but be self absorbed and I understood. But the staff did their best to make me feel appreciated under a trying moment. I understood. I tipped accordingly.

peace

Jun 18, 2012
truegrit99 in Not About Food

Do you tip for take out?

Hey now! The thread began with tipping people that answers the phone and packs ur stuff up at nice restaurants.

Jun 11, 2012
truegrit99 in Not About Food

Do you tip for take out?

I have this discussion with my friends.

We are all in the service industry. The question of tipping take-out is a dangerous precedents . If i were to tip take-out, it should be the cook that gets the gratuity. It's the cook that is doing all the work. If you like a restaurant, you like it because the chef does a wonderful job of cooking and presentation. The server has nothing to do with the 'brass tax' of food preparation. But we tip the server cause she is cute and it is our custom. Hahaha .

When you get take-out the person taking your order will try to 'guilt' you into tipping because they spoke to you on the phone and they bagged up your stuff. I don't fall for this trick.

People mentioned karma - I don't know why. I don't think they know the meaning of the word. Karma has to do with energy ( good or bad ) that goes with as you reincarnate from one life time to the next.

Basically people have anxieties in their heads. They feel anxious or guilty. They give someone a dollar. The anxiety goes away. I don't live this way.

Jun 10, 2012
truegrit99 in Not About Food

How much do you tip when at a buffet?

At bars and restaurants in the US it's customary to tip 15%. At buffet restaurants there is no service. Everything that you would normally tip for - you do for yourself. I don't tip at buffet restaurants.

The customary gratuity is an odd thing. You tip the server, but you do not tip the people that actually cooked the food. In California the kitchen staff and the serving staff gets hourly wages. If anyone should be tipped , one should tip the cook. But that is not our custom.

Jun 10, 2012
truegrit99 in Not About Food