How Much Should I Tip?

Have you ever found yourself in a restaurant asking yourself, “How much should I tip?” Sometimes it’s hard to tell if you’re leaving enough, not enough, or even too much. Most people tip 15% to their servers, while others would like to leave more or less. I’ve always wondered when tipping became a standard at restaurants. We are in fact already paying for our food. Nevertheless here are some guidelines on how much should you tip at restaurants:

Tip 0% to 10%

-You had something in your food i.e. a hair.

-The food was awful.

-The waiter or waitress was slow or rude.

-The service was very slow.

-You waited over an hour for your meal.

-You hardly saw your server.

-Consider dinning and dashing.

Tip 10% to 14%

-You didn’t particularly like the food and service.

-The waiter or waitress was slow or rude.

-The food brought to you was cold.

-You made reservations and still waited a while to be seated

Tip 15%

-Leaving 15% is the gold standard for of tips.

-The food and service was good.

-Your overall experience was ok.

-The food and service was bad but you don’t want to look cheap.

Tip 16%-20%

-You really liked the enjoyed the food and service.

-You go there quite often.

-It’s one of your favorite restaurants.

Tip 21% to 29%

-You were impressed with the food and service.

-You think your server is good looking and you want to impress her or him.

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Tip 30%+

-You think your server is good looking and you want to impress her or him.

-You have money to throw away.

-You failed your high school math and don’t know how to calculate.

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