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Old 06-05-2012, 07:06 PM
 
Location: southern california
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every cash register i know has a tip jar next to it here.
if you serve me my meal ok, but go to the counter buy it and still tip??? hmmmm.
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:12 AM
 
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If people start tipping for take out and it becomes mainstream, I swear - I'm going to be so angry and I'm still going to be that jerk who doesn't tip for take out.
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:09 AM
 
Location: In a state of denial
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Never have tipped for take out. never knew we were supposed to. Doubt I ever will either.

If it was a sit down meal at a restaurant or delivery that would be different, but take out where I'd have to go get the food doesn't get my tip.
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:57 PM
 
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No. A server in a restaurant doesn't just work hard. He or she needs to know the menu, bringing you your food, hustle the kitchen, make sure the order is right and a host of other things to ensure you have a pleasant experience. And the nicer the restaurant, the more important the server is. Any idiot can bring you a couple of eggs over easy at Waffle House. It takes a real professional to suggest the proper wine at a white tablecloth restaurant.

I worked at a fast-food place and I worked as a waiter. No similarity between the two.
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:07 PM
 
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If I'm just picking up a take-out order, I don't generally tip. I might leave the change, but never the normal 15-20%. If something is delivered, I'll generally tip the driver either 10-15% or $1 per item ordered.
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:08 PM
 
Location: NJ
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i dont do take out a lot, but when i do im not tipping anymore! you guys just saved me some money.

i wonder how this question would go over in another forum. ive seen plenty of people suggesting that you should tip the same as a waittress. i never agreed, but like i said, i dont like to punish the employee for my personal feelings so i give whats expected.
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:19 PM
 
Location: On the corner of Grey Street
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I usually do a dollar or two for their effort in boxing up everything and getting my condiments or whatever.
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I usually do a dollar or two for their effort in boxing up everything and getting my condiments or whatever.
I typically do the same thing. Alot of times I get take out I need to go up to the bar and pick it up, so they are generally on a subpar wage.
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:47 AM
 
Location: AZ
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Wow the things you learn. I tip just about everyone and their Brother. Usually 20 percent or more, depending on service. I have never even thought about tipping for take out. Who would have thunk?
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:11 AM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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I've never tipped for take-out. To me this is the same as ordering from a fast food joint. Basically, you order, pay, and take the food. The overhead for the labor/raw ingredients are already included in the price of food. Tip is usually for additional services - which isn't rendered with takeout.

That said - I do tip when making the turn at the golf course. Which differs little from takeout - especially if you're just getting a pre-packaged snack or drink.

To me, I think tipping in the US is getting out of hand. Its becoming a way for the employers to avoid paying their staff adequately by guilting their customers through unnecessary services. We take golf trips annually for over a decade now. And recently, we've seen an increase in situations where you're presented with no less than 4 opportunities to tip... and this is just from the parking lot to the proshop. This is like arriving at a hotel and having a bell hop pull your bags out of the car, then have another bell hop bring the bags from the hotel entrance to the check-in counter, and then a 3rd bell hop will show you to your room, and a 4th will bring the bag to your room.... and each time you feel obligated to tip.

Don't get me wrong, I have no issues tipping for good, helpful service. But its a different story when they do unnecessary things just to get a tip.... which to me is borderline extortion....
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