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    Re: Tipping at Restaurants


    Quote Originally Posted by black View Post
    So in regards to take out...
    You go to a pizza joint. Call ahead for a large pie and a hoagie ( or a sub round here)
    You pick up at the counter.
    Do you tip? and what %


    I don't.
    I could see tipping on take out if its a complicated dinner, Ni ce joint with a hostess in a tight sweater and cold AC blowing on her. They put the cold food in one container, little baggy with utensils and sauces, every food in a different container.

    But if its a simple put it in a bag. No
    So I worked as a waiter at two different restaurants. At the end of the night, regardless of how much we made in tips, the waiters always gave a specific percentage of our sales to the cooks, the hosts and hostesses, the table bussers, and the dishwashers.

    This is common practice in the industry. Which means when you tip, you're not just tipping the waiter, you're tipping pretty much everyone that works there.

    In the past year, when I've done take out instead of eating out, I've thrown down a couple bucks for them, because they're all making less money.

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    Re: Tipping at Restaurants

    Quote Originally Posted by Vovchandr View Post
    Are we tipping at 25% yet as the new normal? Is 30% on the horizon? When did 10% become frowned upon?
    I'm 40 and don't remember 10% ever being a standard. Growing up was 15% for a full service restaurant with expected levels of service. I know plenty who still do 15% while I tend to default to 20% and go from there depending on performance. I'm more likely to give much more than 20% for small checks.

    One of my pet peeves is restaurants that add tips into the check and make no effort to let you know that they did or that it's their "policy." I get vocal on the rare occasions that happens.

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    I still find it it amusing that in America dining is legally cheaper if you're an asshole.

    Seems a bit backwards to me but what do I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vovchandr View Post
    I still find it it amusing that in America restaurants rely on customers to pay their own employees a living wage.
    Fixed it for you.

    Seems a bit backwards to me but what do I know.
    It is uniquely American in its backwardness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vovchandr View Post
    I still find it it amusing that in America dining is legally cheaper if you're an asshole.

    Seems a bit backwards to me but what do I know.
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    The bill is usually around 40. I don't drink. Nobody I go with does either. I always pay. I leave 10 cash whatever the bill. Cash cause I already paid taxes on that 10 spot. On the credit card thing I draw a line through the tip spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsorfas View Post
    I agree with many here. Iíll add a side note.
    Try to tip minimum $5 for pizza delivery even if all you got was a pizZa or couple subs. Obviously if you order $150 worth of pizza/wings for the super bowl throw a $20 at the guy.
    If the place charges for delivery that pisses me off because most donít give that money to the driver.
    If you donít wanna pay extra $5 for the pizza or the place is too close to you, go get it yourself.

    note #2 tip $1-2 per drink at the bar
    note #3 tip the vallet or walk (I hare people driving my vehicles so I never vallet but still).
    Note #4 it is 100% ok to not tip for bad service
    Note #5 I donít tip for take out, if I do itís $2 during the holidays or if I get a good joke from person.
    Note #6 for coffee I just round up the change if paying cash
    Funny reading that after 2 years and pandemic.
    I have bumped up my tipping since Covid.
    Well we never order delivery any more but now I tip when I pick up take out.
    Drinks at bars? I donít know what that is any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post
    So I worked as a waiter at two different restaurants. At the end of the night, regardless of how much we made in tips, the waiters always gave a specific percentage of our sales to the cooks, the hosts and hostesses, the table bussers, and the dishwashers.

    This is common practice in the industry. Which means when you tip, you're not just tipping the waiter, you're tipping pretty much everyone that works there.

    In the past year, when I've done take out instead of eating out, I've thrown down a couple bucks for them, because they're all making less money.
    I spent a decent part of my life as a waiter and bartender. Not a single place I worked at we tipped the kitchen.
    Always gave % to hostess, bartender/barback and bussers. Legit first time I hear this.

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    Re: Tipping at Restaurants

    Quote Originally Posted by tsorfas View Post
    I spent a decent part of my life as a waiter and bartender. Not a single place I worked at we tipped the kitchen.
    Always gave % to hostess, bartender/barback and bussers. Legit first time I hear this.
    This is going back 20 years... Maybe my memory is rusty and I'm just salty that I had to help pay my co-workers because the restaurant industry relies on the generosity of its customers so it doesn't have to manage paying a living wage.

    Don't get me wrong, I made good money... but as someone posted earlier, eating out is cheaper if you're an asshole

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    How much do you guys tip grocery delivery service? I usually do $5 flat (most orders are $100). If I order a bunch of be heavy stuff I bump it to $8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsorfas View Post
    How much do you guys tip grocery delivery service? I usually do $5 flat (most orders are $100). If I order a bunch of be heavy stuff I bump it to $8.
    We do the service where the driver does the shopping (3rd party). 10% plus a cash tip. Usually a several hundred dollar order. Worth every penny not to go to the grocery store, and itís two hours or less from time of order.

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    Went wine tasting last weekend and got in a debate as to whether or not you're supposed to tip the people pouring. I say yes, always tip, but then what if we buy a few bottles or even a case? I would think the server gets some sort of commission?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneCheekRider View Post
    Went wine tasting last weekend and got in a debate as to whether or not you're supposed to tip the people pouring. I say yes, always tip, but then what if we buy a few bottles or even a case? I would think the server gets some sort of commission?
    Depends on what sort of wine tasting. As in tasting room at a winery?( they do get a comission) or wine tasting at wine store? and the person is obviously just a server( tip if you want) vs the wine specialist (Always gets a commission)

    PS where did you go as I"m dying to head back to Napa/ Sonoma etc...

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    I've always tipped at wine tastings at the vineyards. 5-20 for each person in your party, pending the fanciness of the joint.
    I guess I have it backwards, but I think we typically trend to the higher side if we buy bottles and they comp the tasting.
    If we get tastings at tasting rooms instead of the vineyard, we tend to do $5 a person.

    I'm sort of winging this, but at some point I looked it up.

    We went out to dinner last night and I tipped 25% cause of you jerks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by black View Post
    Depends on what sort of wine tasting. As in tasting room at a winery?( they do get a comission) or wine tasting at wine store? and the person is obviously just a server( tip if you want) vs the wine specialist (Always gets a commission)

    PS where did you go as I"m dying to head back to Napa/ Sonoma etc...
    This particular trip was at various wineries in Los Olivos, just north of Santa Barbara. I personally enjoy Sonoma over Napa, but I don't think you can go wrong at either.

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    Agrees, Central Coast is the way to go for wine tastings now. Napa and Sonoma are completely saturated with tourists.

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    All depends where u go in napa. V sattui sure. Hoards of LA folk. DiCostanzo. You need an invite
    I tend to not hit the large, free for all Mumm types


    What did uou hit near SB?
    I was supposed to go in July to see in laws but $$$$$ for me wife and 2 kids and lodging for 5 days. To simply sit around and watch fox news with the in laws and walk the pier for 40th time.

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    Fess Parker, Epiphany, and Blackjack is where we bought bottles from. We popped in a few other places as well but I don't recall the names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsorfas View Post
    I spent a decent part of my life as a waiter and bartender. Not a single place I worked at we tipped the kitchen.
    Always gave % to hostess, bartender/barback and bussers. Legit first time I hear this.
    Same
    I bartended for a decade and only one we tipped was the barback

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneCheekRider View Post
    Went wine tasting last weekend and got in a debate as to whether or not you're supposed to tip the people pouring. I say yes, always tip, but then what if we buy a few bottles or even a case? I would think the server gets some sort of commission?
    Wine tasting? I guzzled that shit. Gallo by the gallon. Napa valley? Nah, down by the tracks.

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    This made me very angry and upset. And I had a lot of bad things to say and feel about the person who posted that.
    But I have been trying really hard to be a better human being lately. And I really really try. So I took a breath - walked away from the thread and remember that the best way to battle bad is with good.
    So if you have a couple do minutes watch this video from the 26:00 mark. If you have more time watch it all.

    https://youtu.be/1Rvhry4hg7M

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsorfas View Post
    This made me very angry and upset. And I had a lot of bad things to say and feel about the person who posted that.
    But I have been trying really hard to be a better human being lately. And I really really try. So I took a breath - walked away from the thread and remember that the best way to battle bad is with good.
    So if you have a couple do minutes watch this video from the 26:00 mark. If you have more time watch it all.

    https://youtu.be/1Rvhry4hg7M
    Huh? I don't support that. I've worked retail. I've dealt with these people. I'm sharing because it always reminds me that these people are always around and it's an actual mind set.

    People without empathy are a bane of existence.

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