Tipping the Owner
October 11, 2004 11:07 AM Subscribe
Ok, how about tipping when you're being served by the owner of the joint? [MI]
posted by pwb503 to Work & Money (14 answers total)
Years ago I had heard that you were not supposed to tip your bartender if they were the owner of the bar, now today I hear that you aren't supposed to tip the server if they are the owner of the restaurant. I can only remember one time recently that I was served by an "owner" and I tipped him. Thinking back, I sure wouldn't have wanted him to think I was a bad tipper. I usually tip just shy of 20% and I imagine I tipped this owner that much as well. I cannot imagine leaving nothing, I'd feel, well, just like a looser...
Are you really not supposed to tip owners? And if so, how do you get over the guilt of not tipping?