Tipping and Take-Out
March 25, 2012 7:34 AM Subscribe
Should I tip when I get take-out (and if so, how much)? How does the process work at the restaurant?
posted by J. Wilson to Food & Drink (30 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I've read this question
, where lots of people say "I do/don't tip because I do/don't believe in it in this situation." I'd love to know whether people tip and why when picking up food at a restaurant (and there are likely new users or people's opinions could have changed since 2006 when that question was asked), but I'd especially like to know who does the work and where the money goes.
Let's say I call up my neighborhood Thai restaurant, where people often dine in. Who answers the phone and takes my order? Who packages my order for take-out? Do the people doing the work have time for it? Who gets paid if I leave a tip on the credit card receipt?
Bonus question: is a tip something that the restaurant workers usually expect or that customers leave? I live in a city in the United States, if it makes a difference.