Post # 1
So some of you may know I just got a job as a waitress! I have waited before, but at smaller restaurants. I typically made $50 in tips on our absolute busiest day, but normally it was more like $20. Now that was at a time when I didn’t really need a ton of money (it was highschool). This restaurant that I just got hired at is nicer and much bigger than my previous workplaces. Think like a cross between an Outback and a TGIFridays (except it IS a steakhouse).
I’m curious if any of you bees have experience working at bigger restaurants, and how much you typically made in tips per night? I’m reallly hoping to make good money with this, because my bills are certainly larger these days.
Post # 3
When I worked at Ted’s Montana, I averaged $100 a night. On weekends I would make $150 plus, and weeknights $50-60. I always chose to close on the weekends, which was still early 10pm, and left after the dinner rush during the week. Just by chosing to stay that extra hour on the weekends I would make an extra $40-60 dollars or more. During the week, the difference was 2-2.5 hours and only another $10-$20. Overall it was a great job considering I only worked 2 hours during the week and 5 maybe on the weekends nights.
Post # 4
Thanks tks! That sounds awesome. We have a Teds Buffalo Grill right across the street…I wonder if its the same thing? I think it is Ted Turner’s…I could be wrong. That sounds awesome! I’m hoping to work 25-30 hours a week and we don’t close til 2 am on weekends, so I’m really hoping to make great tips!
Post # 5
I work at a casual, family restaurant in BC, and I usually make about $120 on a Friday and Saturday night. Sometimes it’s much more, usually not less than $100 if I close. Thats the trick – you have to stay and close! If i ever go home early, after just staying for the rush I usually make about $80 in 4 hours or so. Weekdays is anywhere from $50-100. The average meal on our menu is about 12 bucks, and alcohol sales are not very strong. You can probably expect a bit more since it sounds like your restaurant is a bit more pricy than mine. Good luck!
Post # 6
I served (and later bartended and served) at an upper-midscale Italian restaurant and made at least $100 per shift, sometimes $200 or more.