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When did tips go up to 18%

The last 3 restaurants we visited since Sept. had a small note on the bottom of the receipt-
Stating basically to not forget your server with an 18% gratuity.
Seeing the dunning message was enough, but 18%?

 
jewjewbee

Asked by jewjewbee at 10:32 AM on Nov. 4, 2009 in Food & Drink

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Answers (15)
  • 18% has been a standard for large groups for many years now. And while 15% has been common for a long time, I've been seeing suggestions of 20% for the past few years.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 10:34 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • I don't understand why they dont' just pay servers a normal wage instead of requiring a set tip amount
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 10:33 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • If you don't serve good, you don't get a TIP, I don't care who it is.

    I never knew about the 18%.

    I know a few servers....

    KFree907

    Answer by KFree907 at 10:38 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • servers make $2.13 an hour why would you bitch about having to leave someone a nice tip when you are running their asses off..having them fetch you stuff. if you dont have money to tip, dont go out to eat
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 11:05 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • I've never seen a waitress run. Never. Nor any worth 18%.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:29 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • Why would you bitch about $2.13 an hour, go to school and get a better job!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:30 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • We rarely go out to eat, so that is a luxury for us and leaving someone a nice tip just because doesn't make any sense. They are lucky to have a tip at all, get a better job if you don't like working for tips or go to a better restaurant, I would starve to death on $2.13 an hour but completely understand why they don't make any more. What they spend like 7 minutes with each customer, so what.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:36 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • i am a waitress and probably make more money than a lot of you dummys do in a day...i usually bring home about 150 dollars a day and it really pisses me off when i get crappy customers that dont tip what they should...you know there is such thing as a DRIVE THRU.
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 11:40 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • Don't be CHEAP!! Tip your servers. This is thier job people. I used to be a server and it is hard work....waiting on strangers hand and foot. And Anon 11:30....some people can't go to school and "get a better job"!! People are so rude.
    Jem0582

    Answer by Jem0582 at 11:42 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • I like working for tips...i've always enjoyed it. I only have to work between 4 and 6 hours and make the money i make and then go home and be a mommy
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 11:43 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

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