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Old Yesterday, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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The people who hand me my take out bag aren't servers.

 
Old Yesterday, 02:56 PM
 
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Takeout tipping?

Do you tip for take-out food??
 
Old Yesterday, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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Originally Posted by Gerania View Post
The people who hand me my take out bag aren't servers.
Exactly. It would never have occurred to me to tip for a take-out order (when DINING IN, I typically tip around 20% if service is decent).

The weird thing is, when you pay CASH for take-out, I don't think anyone expects a tip. But somehow when you pay by credit card, there's the "tip" line. I usually write out "take-out" on that line, then just repeat the bill total on the next (total) line.

I just noticed that a local take-and-bake pizza place -- which USED to have receipts that DID NOT have a tip line, because all you were doing was picking up an order -- now include it. It's annoying, honestly.

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I've noticed that restaurants apparently expect you to leave a tip for just picking up a take out meal. When you insert the credit card, the screen pops up expecting a tip; 15% or 20% or ??? Zero is not a pick.

WTF?

That annoys me. Does it annoy you too?

Do you tip the grocery store cashier or the the gas station clerk too?
I am astonished that there's no alternative to 15-20%? That cannot be right. OP, can you clarify?
 
Old Yesterday, 04:07 PM
 
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Try tipping for a while and see what happens. My $20 pizza order ocassionally costs me $22 but since the counter personnel has learned I am a tipper they often give me a 20% Managers Discount. Then my $20 pizza costs me $18, the discounted price of $16 plus my undiscounted $2 tip.

Plus since tipping, my order has never been wrong, lost, or late.

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Old Yesterday, 06:10 PM
 
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im seeing tip jars many places....even at a dunkin donuts..

where i worked ...tips were(officially) forbidden - in grocery stores … i used to do over 400 prime rib roasts as special orders and over 60 pork crown roasts and 30 boned and tied lamb legs - one year 8 ladies bought me a Christmas gift …. very very nice of them (particularly the jack daniels)

at the end of the long day Christmas eve..(day) and 14 hr days ..before we went home to our families...we poured some shots and said cheers …

this would break 234 laws today
 
Old Yesterday, 06:20 PM
 
Location: California
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I don’t tip for takeout or fast food.
 
Old Yesterday, 06:24 PM
 
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I usually tip when getting takeout.

10-15% is just $1 or $2. It won't kill me to pay an extra $1 or $2, particularly when hourly wages in so many parts of the US are barely subsistence wages. That $1 or $2 could mean a lot more to someone who only makes $10-$15 an hour than it does to me. And as someone who generally prefers free-market solutions to problems, letting me voluntarily get someone paid more, without the government stepping in, is good!
 
Old Yesterday, 06:48 PM
 
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Never.


I been tipped once before, though. (Fast food. Burger King, etc.)


EDIT: When I worked at Bertucci's (now out of business in this area,) tips were pretty plentiful. Had the occiasional swanky customer tip a $50. This restaurant is now out of business.
 
Old Yesterday, 06:58 PM
 
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I like to reward cheerful, helpful people.
 
Old Yesterday, 08:52 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I've noticed that restaurants apparently expect you to leave a tip for just picking up a take out meal. When you insert the credit card, the screen pops up expecting a tip; 15% or 20% or ??? Zero is not a pick.
It must just be a certain establishment's system. As a frequent take out customer at many locations, I've never had that happen.
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