I like to order a bottle of wine (or two!) when dining out. The wines I order tend to hover around the $200 or less mark. I often wonder, though, if you order a super-spendy bottle of wine, do you — or should you — calculate your 20% tip on the total, even though it [...]
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We’ve all been on the receiving end of poor service, but most of us will still leave some gratuity. Has there been an instance, though, in which your dining experience was so disappointing that you didn’t leave any tip at all? Weigh in on today’s poll! Have you ever not left a tip when dining [...]
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As a former restaurant worker, I will say that cash is king when it comes to tipping. When I have a full wallet, I almost always try to leave a cash tip. What’s your preferred method for tipping? Weigh in on today’s poll! Which method do you prefer for tipping a server?
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Tipping is a highly personal matter, but it’s public knowledge that many restaurants will add automatic gratuities to dining checks, usually for large parties. How do you feel about the practice? Weigh in on today’s poll! Is an automatic gratuity fair to diners?