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Old 10-22-2018, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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^^^ +1 ^^^

And, a separate line at Starbucks for people who want a cup of joe rather than some frilly half-caf, half-decaf, mocha crapachino with half a splenda in the bottom...
lol there is a line for that, it's at Dunkin Donuts or Wawa.

Seriously.

You go to high end restaurants or starbucks, you get the frills. IMO that's like folks who go to a 5 star hotel and then complain about the price saying all they need is a bed and a shower. That's why God invented Motel 6 and tom Bodett.

 
Old 10-22-2018, 12:31 PM
 
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lol there is a line for that, it's at Dunkin Donuts or Wawa.

Seriously.

You go to high end restaurants or starbucks, you get the frills. IMO that's like folks who go to a 5 star hotel and then complain about the price saying all they need is a bed and a shower. That's why God invented Motel 6 and tom Bodett.
I kinda agree. I don’t want frills so I avoid Starbucks...not paying $2-7 or whatever for coffee when I can make acceptable (to me) coffee at home for something like 20 cents.
 
Old 10-22-2018, 01:22 PM
 
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I think the posters' point is willingness to pay the price for the quality of food/beverage but over the top service not needed.
 
Old 10-22-2018, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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I think the posters' point is willingness to pay the price for the quality of food/beverage but over the top service not needed.
I agree, but I think one has to remember if you go to le Bernidine, the over the topness is part of package.
 
Old 10-22-2018, 02:34 PM
 
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Of course -- which is why I posted earlier in response to someone who is dining solo on business trip whose only interest is eating a high quality meal, reading a book and then leaving -- it's too bad there isn't a quiet section with no frills service. The overriding point that a highend restaurant offers both quality food and quality service but acknowledging one level of service does not fit all.

I have always considered the total experience as a bundled price and stated so previously.
 
Old 10-23-2018, 06:36 AM
 
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We tip between 15% and 25%, unless the service is very poor and obviously not the fault of the kitchen being slow, in which case we will tip 10% anyway.

However, what annoys me is the fact that tipping is based on the price of the meal. I just don't understand why servers who work the breakfast shift with the average meal plus beverage costing about $11-$12 should get half the amount in tips as servers who work the dinner shift where the average meal is about twice that. (I am talking about moderately-priced restaurants that are not part of a chain.)

I would MUCH rather pay more for the food and not tip at all.
 
Old 10-23-2018, 06:43 AM
 
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so many things in this world are based on the value of things . everything from real estate taxes , to having your money managed by an adviser requires no extra work yet is based on value .

why should a broker get paid more selling a 800k home than a 1 million dollar home , or a money manager gets paid more for investing 500k in the same investments he puts a million .

it is just how things work in all areas of life .
 
Old 10-23-2018, 09:13 AM
 
Location: New Market, MD
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Tipping system in US is crazy. A customer is expected to support restaurant's staff! They say this keeps prices down and you get great service because of tipping. Not really - what really happens is restaurant owner keeps much more money in his pocket while customer pay for restaurant owner's staff!! American way of doing business. And people like OP believe it is because of minimum wage
 
Old 10-23-2018, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Inland FL
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Waiters work hard for their money. I always give em 30 percent minimum
 
Old 10-23-2018, 09:52 AM
 
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Waiters work hard for their money. I always give em 30 percent minimum
So do the cooks, but in the long run, they make less than servers:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.513ea4c04c2e
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