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Old 07-16-2006, 02:50 PM   #11
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I think I would tip a couple dollars. Breezycooking, it's not uncommon for people to spit or do worse things to your food. I saw a show on tv about it, with a hidden camera.
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Old 07-16-2006, 06:35 PM   #12
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I tip at sonic and would tip at applebees not 15 % but a couple of bucks, at a hotel room service gets tips so why not a curbside deal.
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Old 07-16-2006, 08:03 PM   #13
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As I live in Australia, we generally dont tip, although obviously if you get good service you do (not something I did until I went to uni and lived in the city and saw some of the crap that the hospitality workers had to put up with!).

Doesn't it get confusing? When to tip, when not to tip, how much to tip? Arghh
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Old 07-16-2006, 08:33 PM   #14
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Ah, but Amber, tipping because you're afraid someone is going to doctor your food the next time you visit the restaurant isn't a "gratuity", it then becomes "extortion".

And like I said, I'm NOT against tipping, & I tip generously when it's deserved. I just don't think carrying a bag to the car is deserving of a tip. Just like I don't tip the person at McDonalds who hands me the bag thru the window. Do you?
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Old 07-17-2006, 02:31 AM   #15
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"breezy" You're not allowed to tip at McDonalds anyway. I'm sure places like Applebee's will check your order. They are a chain and have rules (like checking orders before taking them out) to keep a good reputation.

Amber-I've worked at many different restaurants and as long as it's a clean place where you see people working hard, they probably won't spit in your food. Along with coworkers, I've had some pretty awful customers in my day and none of us would ever think of doing something like that. Especially in a place like Applebee's, a chain of some sort, they are surprizingly strict.

As far as the tipping goes, I would do it. At every restaurant I've worked at, almost everyone gets a cut at the end of the night. I'd tip out a certain percentage to the kitchen (they get the orders right, especially for the picky customers and they get the food out fast), bussers, runners, hosts & bartender. I know at this car service it's just some dude walking out to the car but the kitchen took part in your order as well and will be getting a cut of your tip. Take into account if you had to sit and wait in your car because your order wasn't ready yet or if you got it right away. Also, if you requested specific items, did they bring them with your order or did you have to ask for them again? If the service is fast and correct, I'd say that deserves a tip.
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Old 07-17-2006, 09:12 AM   #16
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Tipping is a very personal thing. I would think that if you are the type of person who tips when you get any sort of takeout (pizza, Chinese, or just calling in an order to a restaurant and picking it up) then you would probably want to tip for car side service.

I tip well (a minimum of 20% unless something drastic happens), but I do not tip for takeout. I have never done the carside thing, but I doubt I would tip for it. I hope that does not make me a cheapskate.
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Old 07-17-2006, 11:32 AM   #17
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Do you guys tip for delivery?
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Do you guys tip for delivery?
Yes, I do.
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Old 07-17-2006, 12:10 PM   #19
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I asked others who had done the pick-up before, about tipping. I was told no - no tip involved.

What's the protocol?
I would check with the restaurant, and ask if a tip is required/permitted. I don't tip out of fear, guilt, or feeling sorry for what I think someone's wages may or may not be, or what kind of work one does. Belittling remarks like how much effort/work is involved in bringing something from point A to point B, or food service people are not curing cancer, is not the point... And we're not talking about handing a bag through a window or how much to tip/what a good tipper one is. Check with the restaurant policy for car-service pick up.

PS, We had a lengthy topic here, not long ago about tipping.
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Old 07-17-2006, 12:13 PM   #20
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I would check with the restaurant, and ask if a tip is required/permitted.
I am not really sure if that would be the best way to get an honest answer. If you were to call the restaurant chances are the person on the phone is someone who might be bring your food out to your car. Of course they are going to say you should tip.
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