In anticipation of Tax Day, I’ve got my mind on my money and money on my mind, as do all of you, I’m sure. And when I think about money, I usually think about dining checks and tipping. Here are some of your thoughts, according to OpenTable Dining Polls, on tipping:
Cash or credit? 52% of respondents prefer to leave a tip on a credit card instead of cash.
Pre-tax or post-tax tips? 55% tip on the post-tax amount of a restaurant bill, while 42% tip on the pre-tax total.
Are automatic gratuities fair? Nearly 40% feel that automatic gratuities aren’t fair to diners, but 45% feel they are fair, as long as they’re only for large parties and it’s made clear on the menu.
Should the rich and famous tip more? 27% of respondents believe so. 52% think that while celebs and the wealthy should leave an appropriate tip, they shouldn’t be expected to leave an exorbitant tip.
Do you tip more if a restaurant comps part of your meal? 40% absolutely do, while 27% indicated they don’t if an item was comp’d to make up for a mistake or poor service.
Do you find that determining a fair tip is a hassle or do you have a standard tip percentage that you leave for all acceptable service? Share your thoughts on tipping here or over on Facebook.