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Old 10-10-2023, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Why is the tip based on the amount charged for the food you order? Never noticed a difference in effort or service needed to serve me a salisbury steak or an 8 ounce fillet. Still requires the same process to get you in and out.
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Old 10-12-2023, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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Why is the tip based on the amount charged for the food you order? Never noticed a difference in effort or service needed to serve me a salisbury steak or an 8 ounce fillet. Still requires the same process to get you in and out.
Higher expectations of service, professionalism, culinary knowledge, etc. Try yanking your average waitress out of an IHOP, shove her into a Michelin-star restaurant, and see how it goes. Waitstaff at the latter don't just luck their way past IHOP and Olive Garden to get there; they earn their way there.
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Old 10-12-2023, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Higher expectations of service, professionalism, culinary knowledge, etc. Try yanking your average waitress out of an IHOP, shove her into a Michelin-star restaurant, and see how it goes. Waitstaff at the latter don't just luck their way past IHOP and Olive Garden to get there; they earn their way there.
The IHOP server brings a plate of pancakes and another with steak and eggs. Same amount of work, different tip amounts.
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Old 10-12-2023, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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The IHOP server brings a plate of pancakes and another with steak and eggs. Same amount of work, different tip amounts.
Near as makes no difference.... not really, no. Especially when comparing the difference between meals at IHOP to IHOP versus, say, Goosefoot.
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Old 10-14-2023, 11:32 AM
 
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We ate at a casual, although higher priced, restaurant last night.

I decided to tip 10%. The service wasn't the best, but I've decided to put a stake in the ground: 10%. That's it.
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Old 10-14-2023, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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We ate at a casual, although higher priced, restaurant last night.

I decided to tip 10%. The service wasn't the best, but I've decided to put a stake in the ground: 10%. That's it.
If 10% is your "stake in the ground," I'd highly suggest you not make yourself a repeat customer at any full-service restaurant.
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Old 11-04-2023, 11:59 AM
 
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If 10% is your "stake in the ground," I'd highly suggest you not make yourself a repeat customer at any full-service restaurant.
Are you implying that waitstaff are the type of low quality people that would compromise your food if they didn't like you? That's sad and people should be better.
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Old 11-04-2023, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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Are you implying that waitstaff are the type of low quality people that would compromise your food if they didn't like you?
GIGO.

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That's sad and people should be better.
Including skinflints too cheap to properly tip the waitstaff.
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