Phoebe Montrie
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There is an old saying that goes “The same $20 bill just floats around the city from bartender to bartender, one to the other every night.” Meaning that someone who makes tips, is likely to use that cash to tip someone else later on, to continue the cycle . 😆 💸 💵 💸 💞

It’s pretty common for people who work in the service industry to tip sky high amounts when they go out to patronize other establishments, and visit their friends where they work! They are usually happy to be on the other side of the bar and off the clock, and know how hard other folks are working to provide top notch service! It’s nice to be rewarded for a job well done, and the best bartenders are seamless and masterful at what they do! 💕 🍸 🍹 🍾 💕

I know not everyone can afford, or has the desire, to tip as much as 30-40% when they are paying, like some bartenders I know. These days especially, purse strings are tighter than ever. I was really impressed with how supportive a lot of people were at the beginning of the pandemic, of their waitstaff and local dining scene. But how much are you usually tipping now ??

Twenty percent is the number most often thrown around when it comes to tipping for dining in. I know there are some folks out there who feel like 15% is more than enough, and others who feel that the tip should be entirely dependent on their own evaluation of the service and restaurant itself. Often people working for tips are paid much, much less than minimum wage as their hourly base, and are extremely dependent on the amount clients choose to leave. So how do you break down the math of rewarding service?

How Much Do You Tip When You Go Out?? 🍽 💸

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Donald Kush
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Is it the same 20% for a $10 burger as a $200 steak? Same effort to deliver either one...

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Deborah Collier

We have a favorite restaurant in Nashville, Rosepepper Cantina. We’ve been going there regularly for 12 years. We never tip below 25%. Sometimes up to 50%. They are the most awesome servers in Nashville, TN. Anywhere else, 25-30%.

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Steve Pearson

20% unless the service/food is subpar, then it drops to the 10-15% range. The service/food, has to be really poor, to fall into this category.

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Cassandra Olguin-Evans

If you can’t afford to tip at least 15% , get take out so you can tip as low as 5%. Service employees only make a tipping wage so their paychecks aren’t ever enough to cover bills…. Just saying.

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Linda Viglietti

I usually tip 20 per cent but if the service is good which a lot of times it isn’t I’ll tip 30 or 40 depending on the bill. What I hate is when the restaurant adds 20 per cent and then the server is looking for more.

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Patrick Mahoney

I believe you tip 20 percent. You can give more or less on conditions of service and food. If the food is bad not the servers falt. I asked the server to metion to the people who may have prepared the meals and make sure they know how you feel.

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Christina Santos

I tip at least 20%, sometimes more, especially if the server had a rough night with my table. FIL can be very demanding…

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James Farmer

Year's ago when i was working in a family restaurant in Illinois the wait staff was paid $2:01 an hour. If the person did not meet minimum wage after tips the restaurant was to make up the difference. Not sure if the laws are the same these days. Yes, i tip depending on service, the better the service the better the tip.

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Casey Campbell

Servers generally make $2.13 as their hourly wage and that goes straight to taxes. If you aren't tipping decently you're robbing someone of their income. Serving is a rough job and working in restaurant management came after years of serving and kitchen work. You better believe I tip very well when I go out. Even the worst server I ever had got 15 percent from me. I tip between 30-60 percent depending on different factors. Those is us who have persevered in the restaurant industry during the pandemic don't get nearly the respect we deserve. Never in my years working in customer service have I had to deal with people being SO nasty. It's a labor of love to even work in the service industry these days.

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Brody Hanson

I usually just order takeout so I don't have to tip.

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