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June 21, 2007

Tipping take-out

Karen and I were talking about this the other night. How much do you tip the folks that handle the pick-up door of places like Chili's or Outback? According to Waiter Rant:

Like I said, you don’t need to tip 20% or even 15% on take out. A good rule of thumb is between 7% and 10% percent. For example:
$20 takeout order? $2 tip.
$50 takeout order? $4 or $5 dollar tip.
$100 takeout order? C’mon, leave the guy ten bucks.

Why?

Somebody has to take the order, pack it up carefully, and make sure it gets to the right customer.

I guess that makes sense. Before you leave a fast food place you always have to check to make sure the order is right.