Should I tip when I get food at a food truck?
August 16, 2013 10:39 AM Subscribe
I live in the U.S. What's the etiquette in that situation? I'm not trying to avoid paying a tip. I just don't know if it is usual or expected. Should a tip be paid as a matter of course or be reserved for special situations? All of the food trucks seem to have tip jars and many (though not all) have a way to add a tip when you pay with a credit card.
posted by Area Man to food & drink (36 answers total)
(Note: I've heard people say the decision as to whether to tip should be based on whether the employee in question makes less than the minimum wage due to an expectation that tips will be paid. I, however, live in a state where minimum wage does not vary based on whether someone gets tips. The minimum wage has no bearing on my decision as to whether to tip. I'm used to tipping people who make at least the minimum wage.)