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Old 07-30-2008, 11:21 PM
 
Location: North Central San Antonio
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sometimes i feel guilty for not leaving tips at sonic. but most of the people above are right.. .these kids only drop off the food. they don't wait on you at all. i like this post. i think it's funny.
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:53 PM
 
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dont tip either one, its their job...they get paid $7+ either way
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Old 07-31-2008, 12:04 AM
 
Location: 78245
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As mentioned before, if you use the drive through at sonic, you shouldn't feel the need to tip.
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:42 AM
 
Location: North Central San Antonio
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yes, but at most of the sonic drive thrus they still have to walk out to your car, just as much as if you ordered from the drive up and park spot. that's so funny.
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Old 07-31-2008, 04:37 PM
 
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I am a good tipper at places where I am served. At Sonic, I do not have any options of going in and picking up my food, and/or a typicl drive-thru. Therefore, I don't feel the need to tip -- they bring the food to me, yes, but that's how it's set up and they make a regular wage.
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:09 PM
 
Location: 78245
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The place that gets me is Luby's. I am going through the line, picking out my meal, filling my first drink, taking my plate to the table and here comes someone asking if I need anything else... Sorry, I got my tarter sauce and ketchup for the Fried Fish. All they really are there for is to maybe top off your drink so I don't give them the satisfaction. I even have to get up to pay before we leave rather than in normal restaurants where you pay the waiter.
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:42 PM
 
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The place that gets me is Luby's. I am going through the line, picking out my meal, filling my first drink, taking my plate to the table and here comes someone asking if I need anything else... Sorry, I got my tarter sauce and ketchup for the Fried Fish. All they really are there for is to maybe top off your drink so I don't give them the satisfaction. I even have to get up to pay before we leave rather than in normal restaurants where you pay the waiter.
I have never tipped at Luby's....for all the above reasons. If they encouraged tips, they might leave a tip jar at the register for the busing staff....but they don't. I like Luby's for comfort food, but they aren't the bargain dinners they used to be....another reason not to tip.

I never tip at Starbucks....again, overpriced products kill tips for me. I know it's not the staffs fault, but Starbucks is well known for good bennies and good working environment.

I also don't tip for any drive thru service not matter what. If I've got my car running and I'm waiting for them to bring me food, that's their tip going out the tail pipe.

Most other places....and even Sonic park and order, I tip a $1 for anything under $10 even if it's just a couple of cold drinks....but most dining out is 15% to 20%. Having kids that worked those thankless kinds of jobs, has made me a bleeding heart for wait staff. I figure it goes around some day....
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Old 08-01-2008, 10:00 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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yes, but at most of the sonic drive thrus they still have to walk out to your car, just as much as if you ordered from the drive up and park spot. that's so funny.
You could tip them half since they didn't make a trip out to take your order. But , I feel guilty either way. However , it's hard to justify what they do as being worthy of a tip. Just give them one of these If they give you one of these Give them 3 of these
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:22 PM
 
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Diffrent jobs at sonic get diffrent pay. And if your to cheap to leave a tip for them, then stay home and cook your own food. Just by leaving a tip of a $1 or so what change is left isn't going to break you. Plus makes the young kids working there feel a little better about what they are doing.
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:35 PM
 
Location: College Station, TX
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I don't tip at Sonic because they don't make $2.13 an hour like servers do at actual sit-down restaurants. Sonic employees make just as much as employees at Burger King, McDonald's, Whataburger, etc. which is $7.25 (minimum wage). No one expects you to tip your McDonald's drive-thru guy so I don't know why you're expected to tip the guy who walks outside and hands you the bag of food.
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