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Esteemed Contributor
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Do you tip when you get take out?

My friend told me that if she gets take out from a resturant, she always gives the cashier a tip........even when she gets Chinese at a drive-up window.

 

I have to say that I have not done this, and now I am wondering if I should be. She gets take-out alot more than we do. 

Esteemed Contributor
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Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: Do you tip when you get take out?

If I go in the restaurant to get it...I tip....I don't tip at the drive through window...assuming you mean a place like Burger King or McDonalds....

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Re: Do you tip when you get take out?

I will tip a dollar or two to the server who bagged up my order at an actual sit-down restaurant.

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Registered: ‎03-16-2010

Re: Do you tip when you get take out?

If I pick up the food myself no I don't tip. If I get it delivered I tip the delivery guy. I notice in a lot of places like Chinese take out, Dunkin Donuts, and bagel stores they have a tip jar. I only tip during the holidays.
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Registered: ‎05-13-2012

Re: Do you tip when you get take out?

No, we never have.

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Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: Do you tip when you get take out?

I do tip for take out.   The items still need to be prepared and put into containers.

 

 

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Registered: ‎06-20-2010

Re: Do you tip when you get take out?

Yes, I tip when we pick up take out from a regular sit down restaurant.

 

I don't tip when I get food to go from like a Panera or a place like that.

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Registered: ‎11-28-2012

Re: Do you tip when you get take out?

When I pick up take out at a restaurant, I leave a few dollars, depending on the size of the order.

 

I do not tip at a fast food restaurant or drive-thru window.

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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Do you tip when you get take out?

if there is a tip jar available, then i will often throw in my change or a dollar.

 

i have never seen a drive up chinese take out place.

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Registered: ‎04-20-2012

Re: Do you tip when you get take out?

Honestly, one reason those jobs pay so low is the corporations or franchises have no incentive to increase their wages when customers take care of that responsibility for them.  I always tip a waitress and I do tip the Subway employee a dollar for making my stepmom's sandwich in store but if there is no tip jar and I've never seen one at a drive thru window, there will be no tip.