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Old 07-21-2018, 10:17 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Originally Posted by mathjak107 View Post
restaurants here in nyc tend to charge a 15 or 20% service charge . they used to falsely call it a gratuity .

we used to think it was a tip until we found out that charge just goes in to the company cash register and they are free to distribute it any way they like or even not at all . courts ruled it can't be called a gratuity on the menu ,it has to be called service charge .it really screws the waiters over .
I love tipping good waiters. Really. Once, I sent 20$ over to the handicapped bus boy. Asked the waitress to not tell where it came from. Really cool response, as the kid tried to figure out for himself who tipped him.
But I HATE restaurants who pad the bill as you describe above. They may get me once, but not twice.
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Old 07-22-2018, 02:59 AM
 
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this mandatory 15 or 20% gratuity were becoming very wide spread here as restaurants learned how to increase their bottom line . but since it was not really going to staff there were many class action law suits . now the menu's have to say service charge . of course the problem is few customers if any will pay the service charge and give a tip .

very few customers know that these additional charges do not all go to staff nor does any of it have to be given out ..
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