Do you tip for a takeout order?

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Do you tip when you pick up a takeout order?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Depends on the restaurant

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  1. CyOps

    CyOps Well-Known Member

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    Do you leave a tip when you pick up a takeout order?
    I usually do but not as much as I would if we were dining in.
     
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  2. ILiftWithRoyce

    ILiftWithRoyce Well-Known Member

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    yes, usually, but about half of what i'd have left if I dined in.
     
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  3. oldman

    oldman Well-Known Member

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    I have, but wonder who gets it. Some places divide the tips up between all the help.
     
  4. JP4CY

    JP4CY Well-Known Member
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    I almost always tip 20%+ when dining in. Usually just take my bill, divide by 5, and that's it.
    When getting to go I usually go with around 10%.
     
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  5. cyrocksmypants

    cyrocksmypants Well-Known Member

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    If it’s a little locally owned mom and pop place, yes. Otherwise no.
     
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  6. Knownothing

    Knownothing Well-Known Member

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    I always give a dollar like I do when I order a drink
     
  7. beentherebefore

    beentherebefore Active Member

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    If I really like the restaurant, and I have been treated well in the past, I likely will leave a tip.

    If the food is hot and ready when they say it will be and I have no waiting, I will tip a large amount.
     
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  8. 4theCYcle

    4theCYcle Well-Known Member

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    Depends. Nicer restaurant I might feel obligated to; but let's be honest, to bag up some food and take a card is not difficult work. Sometimes I'll leave buck or two, but my wife never does. There's a reason you're doing carryout.
     
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  9. cyclonedave25

    cyclonedave25 Well-Known Member

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    Usually not, but it depends. The only reason I get into my car and go pick it up is to avoid having to tip and pay a delivery fee. They should actually tip me for dragging my lazy butt off my couch and into traffic to give their place some business.
     
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  10. Clonefan94

    Clonefan94 Well-Known Member

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    I usually throw a few bucks on for the tip. The few places I do get takeout from have the servers take care of the takeout orders. So I definitely don't do a full 20%, but I figure they are taking time from their normal routine to take care of my order, so I feel like they should get a little something.
     
  11. coolerifyoudid

    coolerifyoudid Well-Known Member

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    Yes. Someone is putting the food in to-go containers, verifying the order, making sure you have napkins, utensils, etc. I'm not paying 20%, but it still takes time. The bartenders or wait staff are generally not paid very well and rely on tips.

    That being said, I don't tip someone at a drive-through and they essentially do the same thing.
     
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  12. alarson

    alarson Well-Known Member

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    Nah. I don't tip when i pick up an online order from a store either, which is often the way i order takeout as well.

    I mean, if a 15-20% tip is based on providing an hour of service, what is one minute of service for grabbing my bag\box and handing it to me worth? Maybe a nickel on a $20 order?
     
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  13. ClonesFTW

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  14. CyOps

    CyOps Well-Known Member

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    Dwight Schrute:
    Why tip someone for a job I'm capable of doing myself? I can deliver food, I can drive a taxi, I can and do cut my own hair. I did, however, tip my urologist. Because I am unable to pulverize my own kidney stones.
     
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  15. IaState2021

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    Never
     
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  16. Urbandale2013

    Urbandale2013 Active Member

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    Don’t tip for takeout. I kind of get tipping servers at a sit down place but really wish that wasn’t a thing. I will tip until society realizes it though. I’m paying a set price for a good. If you want more money then charge more for the item. We should just pay restaurant employees legitimate wages.
     
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  17. NickTheGreat

    NickTheGreat Well-Known Member

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    I'm normally a 20 - 25% tipper. I'm more like 15-20% for takeout. Especially so, since i usually frequent my take-out places a lot.
     
  18. moores2

    moores2 Active Member

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    As a former bar tender/waiter, it was a very uncommon occurrence to be tipped on a to-go order. I never felt slighted, but I am sure some do.
     
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  19. wxman1

    wxman1 Well-Known Member

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    Nope...but I also think tipping is dumb and some people have some sort of moral enjoyment from tipping a bunch. I also am not cultured enough to know that you should tip cabbies, hair cut people and what not.

    Seriously I just paid you $15 to cut my hair for less than 15 minutes. Your material cost is nearly nothing. Also if I get great service at Hickory Park and then go to an upscale place and get the same level of service why should the person at the upscale place get more just because the food is more expensive?
     
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