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Carry out & Tips

If you go to a dine in restaurant and order carry out, do you tip the bar tender?

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Asked by dmelyoung at 2:57 PM on Sep. 3, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • your not tipping the bartender but the cook, and they greatly appreciate it

    Answer by natasha86 at 2:59 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • Nope

    Answer by Raeann11 at 3:00 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • I tip the cook..... The cook made the meal for me, so I didn't have to.. So I always tip the cook.

    ((cooks greatly appreciate tips because IF they get a cut of the tips at the end of the night. They usually get the smallest cut.. At least that has been the case in regards to everyone I've ever known who has worked in the field))

    Answer by pixie_trix at 3:03 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • Yea, but usually just a dollar or two.

    Answer by renea20 at 3:04 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • Your tipping the person, who hands you the food, but it should be the cook.

    Answer by soccerfanatic13 at 3:38 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • We do not do carry out but it is not something I have thought about before. Now if I do I still don't know what I would do because answers seem to be mixed.

    Answer by Melbornj at 4:14 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • The reason the cook gets the smallest cut - they are getting the biggest hourly rate. The wait staff makes BELOW MINIMUM WAGE - Bartenders usually make minimum and not like wait staff - below minimum.
    I tip the bartender if I get my drink from them.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 4:38 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • Waitstaff does not make below minimum wage every where :-)

    In some states.. Yes.. in the state I live in.. No.......

    Answer by pixie_trix at 4:48 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • yes. they are taxed assuming that you do.

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:59 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • I wanted to add that the bartender does more than hand you your food.They take your order, along with any requested changes in the menu item, then, ring it in, assemble the items needed, including cutlery, sauces, etc. Then they check the order after the cook puts it together, bag it all up, and then give it to you.

    On top of that, they have to claim a certain percentage of their sales as tips for the government, or they run the risk of dealing with the IRS, so if you don't tip them, you just charged them to order take out.

    I've managed two restaurants and waited tables since I was sixteen.

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:22 AM on Sep. 4, 2010

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