To Tip 25%, That is the Question
Typically when Keri and I go out, we tip well, 18% to 20% depending on the service. After all, that is why we tip in the first place. As of late there has been talk that the “tipping standard” may soon be 25%.
I don’t think I like that! Turns out that the new standard may just be a fabrication.
According to Sfist.com:
“It’s really dangerous, because if you look at the comments, you see hundreds and hundreds of negative ones,” Black says. “16 million people visited San Francisco last year, and polls say 50 percent came here to eat. It’s the top driver of the city’s number one industry, tourism.”
Thanks for your Facebook comments on the show, here’s what YOU had to say about it:
- Brenda Miller – I am not sure as some people can’t even pay their bills in this economy.
- Josh N Dot – If they make “gratuity – A favor or gift, usually in the form of money, given in return for service” a mandatory part of my bill, they will lose my business. I will order in pizza on the nights I don’t want to cook……..It’s a TIP!! If servers want to fight for a better wage they should fight the owners or managers, not try to make me pay more for service that may or may not be worth the charge! Cant even believe this is a consideration. Frustrating!
- Angela Simenson – Heck no. Even if they do make 25% the standard, I aint paying it, I rarely go out to eat anyways but 15% is more then enough, its not like tips are the only money they make.
- Robin Maxwell – It should be the choice of the customer based on their satisfaction and I am a server the size of the tip should not be mandatory
- AmCorbett Corbett - I already tip 25%, when the SERVICE deserves it, so not alot, mostly 10-15%, if they raise the bar, oh well, that is MY standard
- Kim Peters – I agree with Robin. I feel let your heart and common sense decide what is deemed proper for better or lacking service. Its definately nice to be suprized by generous tips at least unexpected moments. Keeps you on your toes!
- Jerry Austin - Hell No!! A “tip” is a “gift” for services rendered. No one should dictate how much it should be, it should be based on the quality of the “service” given!
- Cheri Salthe - Only if the service is superb! Standard hell no!
Looks like 25% won’t be the standard around here!