When ya'll get take-out, do you tip or no? I tend to feel bad not to, but is it really necessary?
Yeah I tip like 2 or 3 bucks
If it is a sit-down resturant where the bartender has to deal with your order (my local outback and red lobster are this way) then I do leave a tip. Typically I give a smaller percentage than what I would for sitting in (say 5-8%).
If it is a place that specializes in take out, and has a system for it (car side service like Applebees) I typically don't tip.
for take out.. its $1-2... im very cheap... lol see the posts in the Money Talks threads.. I have to save up for bags here people.. I dont play games...
Then I must be cheap as well b/c I live in NYC, too, and I tip about 2 bucks for delivery for anything under 20, up to 4 for orders over that amount.
Delivered to my house - yes, but when I pick up - no.
I used to work at a restaurant, and I had to package the to-go orders. It was a lot of work to seat people, take the orders over the phone, be the cashier, AND make sure nothing was missing from the to-go order. I always appreciated it when I received a tip. So now yes I definitely leave a tip.
I leave about 8% also. It is alot of extra work. But they always remember so they make sure order is complete.
Yes, I still leave 10-15% but I leave about 20-30% when I sit-down. Someone still has to take the order and get it ready so I feel they still deserve a tip.
We do, but we tend to get our takeout from a handful of favorite restaurants, where the people are especially nice to us and give us special deals and extra stuff.
Technically, I don't think it is absolutely necessary since there is no "service" as such involved, but it is a nice gesture, and can be helpful in making you loved at that restaurant, and thus get special deals and extra stuff...
And if there is a "tip jar" by the register, by all means, you should drop a few dollars in!
And I am referring to pick-up take out. Anything that is delivered, I think it is mandatory, from the politeness standpoint, to tip the driver, since she did provide some "service" in the generally understood sense of the word.
That's my philosophy... although after reading a bit here, I may include a small tip for the packaging.
I actually just went put up Chilis to go... and I said F*it (haha) and gave the guy all my dollar bills (only $4) but it's SOMETHING. I don't think it's necessary, but I'm overly nice when it comes to tipping people especially when seated IN a rest.
i usually tip even if i get take out but it all depends on the service and if my order is perfect... not missing anything.