I went out the other night to pick up some carry-out food (paleo of course) from a restaurant. When they handed me the bill I noticed a “gratuities are not included” statement on the bottom of the check. I don’t get carry-out very often and normally I don’t even think twice about tipping as I am the one who has to get out of the car and up the wheelchair ramp. Regardless, I ran a poll to see if others think it is customary to tip for carry-out service. Here are the results:
Poll: You should tip on a carry out order.
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Typically, I tip 20% on a normal dinner service, maybe 25% if the waitress is cute. But I was dealing with the cook in the back so I wasn’t sure what was appropriate for this grease monkey. 5-10%? I’ve never worked in the restaurant business but I’ve always figured that the waiters kept all the tips and didn’t split them with the cooks since they are typically the better looking ones.
Since the overwhelming majority of you do not feel the obligation to tip on carry-out service, feel free to steal my latest and greatest idea: Instead of giving a monetary tip when you receive the bill, write down your most speculative stock tip. Don’t forget to put the cashtag in front.
Trust me, they will thank you later when your stock tip turns out to be the next $VRX, $GPRO, $SUNE, etc., as long as they sell before the bubble pops. But hey, that’s on them at this point. You just need to plant the seed and it’s up to them on when to harvest.Comments »