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18% Gratuity Included...Wha???

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johnblacksox | | Mar 2, 2014 02:45 PM

I traveled to Miami for the first time last week, and every nice restaurant I went to had included a mandatory 18% gratuity to the bill. (This was dinner for 2, not a large party.)

First off, I don't really care, the service was fine, and I normally tip 20%, so it's not like I wouldn't have paid it.

But...It struck me as REALLY weird. No other city does this. I had to actually ask the waiter that I interpreted the bill correctly.

So, my question is, what is it about Miami that you include an gratuity on a normal tab?

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