What is your opinion of the takeout tipping dilemma?
What about tipping when you buy takeout from a proper restaurant and take it home to eat?
Here in Newport we have so many fantastic restaurants that we get spoiled off season.
During the Memorial Day Weekend, it seemed simpler to look at the menus and order online and then pick up the food and eat at home.
- No lines, no reservations, no long waiting between courses.
What I don’t understand is the tipping. Paying the requisite 20% for service doesn’t seem necessary. On the other hand, I don’t want to stiff the summer college workers and the year round waitstaff.
What percentage of the bill do I pay for the takeout tip?
–LB, Newport, RI