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Old 06-04-2012, 01:02 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Never even crossed my mind. To me it would be the same as tipping at McDonalds and I'm not about to start doing that.
i was saying recently that the chinese people get screwed on this deal. they have been doing take out for many years and nobody ever tipped them. but nowadays people are expected to tip when it comes to other restaurants.

one question to ask would be if the take out person is paid at a regular salary or the reduced salary of a tipped employee. the problem becomes if tipping becomes standard, the restaurant will pay the person the reduced rate. im not sure what the legal rules are on that.
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:36 PM
 
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i was saying recently that the chinese people get screwed on this deal. they have been doing take out for many years and nobody ever tipped them. but nowadays people are expected to tip when it comes to other restaurants.

one question to ask would be if the take out person is paid at a regular salary or the reduced salary of a tipped employee. the problem becomes if tipping becomes standard, the restaurant will pay the person the reduced rate. im not sure what the legal rules are on that.
The laws are that all employees must take home a pre tax rate of 7.25 per hour or whatever minimum wage is. This is true whether the employee is a tipped employee or not.
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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I always give about $3-$4. I work in the hospitality industry and wait staff, delivery folks work hard. Unless they are beyond rude, I always tip.
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:15 AM
 
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No.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I always give about $3-$4. I work in the hospitality industry and wait staff, delivery folks work hard. Unless they are beyond rude, I always tip.
Take out is NOT delivery. Too many people have been bringing up delivery. Take out is when you go to pick up the food, hence take it to go.

I ALWAYS tip delivery drivers. I can GUARANTEE that even though gas prices have gone through the roof, a majority of delivery drivers still only get paid the $7.50 hourly wage or whatever. They are probably the most underpaid people I know. Their car takes a beating, they risk accidents, they have to pay for gas which is like gold these days. I feel sorry for delivery drivers.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:53 AM
 
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I don't tip on take-out. Heck, most of the time, I don't even talk to a real person when ordering- I place an order on their website and pick it up on my way home.

I have used take-out a couple of times for dinner parties - since the order was more complicated, I did give a couple bucks to the person who got it together.
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Bryan, TX
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We usually tip $3-5 for delivery.
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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We usually tip $3-5 for delivery.
Which has nothing to do with Take Out. (BTW, we tip delivery based on the amount of the order, weather, etc.)
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:56 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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No service, no tip unless they deliver it to your home. People who serve tables do depend a lot on the tip, but what you pay for the food should be enough.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Take out - nope, I never tip. All they are doing is handing me my food and ringing me up. If that's the case, are we supposed to start tipping retail employees if they have to go in the back room or behind the counter to get my item? Um, no.

And for the record, wait staff if I sit down and delivery are much different from take out.
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