Post # 1
I wasn’t aware of this but a friend of a friend brought it up the other day about how she worked at Swiss Chalet take out window and how people are rude because they don’t tip for take out? Umm to be honest I never have done it before nor was I aware we were suppose to? Am I the only one who didn’t know of this? (For picking up the order yourself) Of course I tip for delivery etc
Post # 3
I tip if it is delivered to me, not if I take it out myself.
Post # 4
- Wedding: Either Philadelphia City Hall or a small chapel.
If there’s a tip jar, I leave it.
Post # 5
@Hyperventilate: Same. I tip the delivery person. But, at like a drive thru window? Or if I am picking it up? I’ve not tipped. I don’t think it’s expected, just a kind gesture.
Post # 6
@Hyperventilate: +1. If I am not sitting down in the restaurant, or I am not having the food delivered, than what exactly am I tipping for? Using my own gas and doing my own dishes at home? Lol. Not having to tip is one of the benefits of take out 😛
Post # 7
No for take-out, yes for dine-in or delivery (you’re tipping on the service around the food).
Post # 9
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
If I’m picking it up the only time I tip is my favorite server around the holidays 🙂
Post # 10
It depends, I always tip at the pizza place around the corner from my apt, but thats just because I really them in there. Usually, I only tip for delivery or sit-down meals.
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I usually add a buck to the tab. Those pizza (or whatever) kids are making like $7 an hour, so I feel like it helps them way more than it hurts me.
Post # 12
Only at my favorite sushi shop, because they always give a free sample of the daily special while you wait for your order.
Post # 13
@littlemiss604: I voted wrong, I meant yes for delivery. If it was take-out and they really did alot like I came to get it and asked for a lot of sauces and all kinds of things that they had to go in the back to get I would tip a couple bucks, but generally no.
Post # 14
i only tip for dine in or delivery. if i’m picking it up myself then no i don’t tip.
Post # 15
@littlemiss604: I’ve worked in several restaurants and managed one. Workers aren’t devastated if they don’t get a tip on take-out like the are for dine-in, but they do notice. The reason being that someone has to receive your order, convey it to the kitchen properly, check to make sure that it comes out fresh, well-plated, well-portioned and correct and if it doesn’t follow up with a manager (as with dine-in), then package everything for you so that it doesn’t spill and makes it home as neat as possible. All this while they typically have other responsibilities, and lose money on lack of attention to those responsibilities. If they have no other responsibilities, to-go tips are the majority of their income. Of course not every place has to do this or chooses to, I’m referring to my experience.
Post # 16
I still tip at least $1-2 for pickup. There were still people making my food, getting it together, etc. Plus I’ve found that I get better service in the future that way, at least for the smaller restaurants.