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eric cartman

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Not really consensus below, I see....


SO I looked it up.

NO real "rule"....the "idea" is that 10% is IF it's a complicated order, or a whole lot of effort/extra.
Further reading points out that it's less than 25% of people tip on carry out.

that said...you've got pre covid and post, and you've got lunch/breakfast, you've got coffee/pastry/donut, and you've got dinner.

pre Covid - tip on a take out lunch, for one? I'd go flat fee at a place I frequent, sure. Do I do a percent? If it's just me, my "math" is my flat fee would be greater than the percentage suggested. Also, I hit my regular spots harder, aka they "Get me" and I pay up for that. Do I need to tip at some random deli for a 9$ lunch? nahhh...not if some counter person bags what someone else made. I'm not big on hitting the bagger with the tip. If it's one big "whole house deal" and the tip goes to the bagger, or credit card, that's fine, I'll do custom amount, look generous-ish, and that's that.

For coffee, the idea, even when I'm pounding cappuccino at X a cup, and lots of times I double back - I'm not a percent guy. I'm flat say 1$ on one cup of $5 drink, so again, much like a crappy bar, the amount outweighs the percent.

Dinner - take out - I rarely if ever look at the bill, but pick a $ amount that says thanks for throwing this together, and that you KNOW I need extra wasabi, catsup, etc. If I'm ordering say for 4 people (family) again I'm flat fee but nice about it. I don't see, much like when your bottle of wine at a sitdown restaurant, that $ gets wildly variable for the same cork pull/suggestions. I do not see why I need to hit 10% or higher if it's a pricey take out, say sushi for 4. That said I tip a signifgant amount.

Post Covid, I over tip, sure. I OVERORDER too! I especially do this at farms, and at breweries, where they want to sell stuff, as in get it out the door as they work on yield. I hit my fave places HARD with tips now, but the longer this goes, some reversion to mean makes more sense.

However, it's ok NOT to tip, I think, if it's routine - you are SPENDING money, aka the house is making something with a margin built in (one would hope)..and anything else is karma-ish. Trying to help all, and keep a place afloat, yah, tip nice.

I think the current "suggested tips" on percentages at high transaction places prob work out very well for servers who just/still just have a counter. If the place had tables, and now it doesn't, percentages can/do make sense.

Keep in mind tip sharing works VERY differently case by case...that's far from routine. Direct handing of cash to your fave cook/chef/waitron is not a bad idea....they'll take it if they can!

(In response to this post by Don Catfishio)

Posted: 10/14/2020 at 9:27PM



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Current Thread:
 
  
What's the appropriate tip on takeout -- Don Catfishio 10/14/2020 2:34PM
  Not really consensus below, I see.... -- eric cartman 10/14/2020 9:27PM
  You had me until catsup ** -- HooTiger 10/15/2020 12:34AM
  Takeout... usually 10%ish for me. Delivery more like 15% -- The_Superhoo 10/14/2020 6:04PM
  Most restaurants pool tips -- Toolie92 10/15/2020 02:39AM
  Most places we get take out -- Spudnut 10/14/2020 7:35PM
  So, outside of that dive, in the Hook... -- Wahoos1 10/14/2020 6:59PM
  Tip sharing.... ** -- The_Superhoo 10/14/2020 6:05PM
  Correct ** -- typed by ben 10/14/2020 5:40PM
  Pre: 10%, now 15-20%** -- Old Dorms Rule! 10/14/2020 5:14PM
  Even those that were primarily take-out pre-COVID -- HooTiger 10/14/2020 5:48PM
  Zero ** -- Ied 10/14/2020 5:07PM
  Pre-COVID, a couple of bucks. Post COVID, 15% ** -- HoonDog 10/14/2020 4:59PM
  Takeout is 0% ** -- ryno hoo 10/14/2020 4:44PM
  10-15% here ** -- phoo 10/14/2020 4:19PM
  Pre-covid 0% ... now I usually do 10-20% ** -- CharlestonSC 10/14/2020 4:11PM
  20-30% those folks really need it now. ** -- Spudnut 10/14/2020 4:07PM
  Yep. I have been tipping 20-30% everywhere. -- SoCalWahoo 10/14/2020 4:30PM
  15-20% -- WahooMatt05 10/14/2020 3:59PM
  You should be very drunk during pandemics ** -- CAVern 10/14/2020 4:03PM
  I normally dont tip on pickup .... -- capwater 10/14/2020 3:42PM
  This ** -- Longlost 10/14/2020 3:35PM
  I don’t tip for takeout ** -- DownTownHoo 10/14/2020 3:02PM
  You should, especially now ** -- Hoo23 10/14/2020 3:19PM
  Would if I could ** -- DownTownHoo 10/14/2020 3:21PM
  Why cant you? Just curious. ** -- Wahoos1 10/14/2020 5:36PM
  Don’t worry about it ** -- DownTownHoo 10/14/2020 6:30PM
  $0 -- CavalierLion 10/14/2020 3:00PM
  ThreadHijack - how much tip for Hookers? 15 or 20%? ** -- FfxStationHokie 10/14/2020 2:47PM
  Depends on how big the pile of blow is. ** -- HowieT3 10/14/2020 3:20PM
  I haven't changed with COVID. -- Lucius 10/14/2020 2:41PM
  I don't think there is an appropriate anymore. -- Faz d. Hoo 10/14/2020 2:36PM
  Treat others as you would want to be treated -- ARKHOO 10/14/2020 3:27PM

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