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Old 05-20-2014, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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I usually tip 10%.
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Old 05-20-2014, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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I treat it similar to if I was getting it to go. Anywhere between $2-$10 depending on how complicatd my order is.
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Old 05-20-2014, 03:35 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, California
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I always observe at these types of "pay first restaurants" and I noticed most people dont tip at this type of restaurant, especially when you have to get your own water and they have a pitcher for customers to get water

I notice some places had a tipping jar on the counter and saw a guy ordering a few sandwiches to go and he threw in a few dollars in the tip jar for nothing, he pretty much just threw some extra money away because of that tip jar

I would understand leaving tips at a regular full service restaurant, but tipping everytime you buy something is kind of silly and wasteful, unless you like throwing money away for nothing.

tipping jars at Starbucks is another example of unnecessary tips , they are almost like panhandling jars.

I was waiting in line at a sandwich shop and had at least 4 people come up to me and ask for spare change, everybody wants something for nothing these days.
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Old 05-20-2014, 04:03 PM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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If they bring food to the table and bus it afterward (Noodles & Co.), I'll leave a couple bucks. If I pick up my food from a counter and have to sort out my dishes at a trash station (Panera), I don't leave a tip.
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Old 05-20-2014, 04:24 PM
 
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If they bring food to the table and bus it afterward (Noodles & Co.), I'll leave a couple bucks. If I pick up my food from a counter and have to sort out my dishes at a trash station (Panera), I don't leave a tip.
Same. Coming to my table once to drop off food is not worthy of a tip. I refuse to leave a tip for take-out or when service is provided at a counter.
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Old 05-20-2014, 04:47 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, California
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some places give you a cafeteria style tray and you carry your own food to your table and also get your own drink, just like McDonald's

no service at all , like buying hot lunch in a high school cafeteria

places like Panda Express, and some Filipino food stalls
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:59 PM
 
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If they bus, I tip. If I bus, no.
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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I usually leave a small tip on the table ... not a 15-50% tip as I would in a full-service restaurant. But more in the vein of what I'd tip a pizza delivery guy, like 10-15%.

You must have some dynamite waiters to leave 50%. i could get $20 from a $30 tab back in the days and averaged $100 a shift but never 50%.
I take that back....one Sunday the owner's GF and her drunken brothers were going to a Skins game and stopped off for lunch. They drank about $50 worth of liquor and I got a $75 tip from them. It only happened once.
20% is tops for me as none can pull it off as I learned to do it.
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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I always observe at these types of "pay first restaurants" and I noticed most people dont tip at this type of restaurant, especially when you have to get your own water and they have a pitcher for customers to get water

I notice some places had a tipping jar on the counter and saw a guy ordering a few sandwiches to go and he threw in a few dollars in the tip jar for nothing, he pretty much just threw some extra money away because of that tip jar

I would understand leaving tips at a regular full service restaurant, but tipping everytime you buy something is kind of silly and wasteful, unless you like throwing money away for nothing.

tipping jars at Starbucks is another example of unnecessary tips , they are almost like panhandling jars.

I was waiting in line at a sandwich shop and had at least 4 people come up to me and ask for spare change, everybody wants something for nothing these days.

Subway, 5 Guys and a slew of joints do this. Once in a while if I have a few coins for change.
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:20 AM
 
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I treat servers like I would like to be treated if I had their job which I am glad I don't. They depend a lot on tips because of the low hourly wages a lot of restaurants pay is below minimum wage.
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