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Tipping with credit card machines (split from Ontario board)

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Tipping with credit card machines (split from Ontario board)

chowspotting | Oct 14, 2010 04:49 AM

[ NOTE FROM MODERATORS: This thread was split from the following thread on the Ontario board: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/738869 ].

Was it on the bill or the debit/credit machine?

I know some of the new wireless debit / credit machines that restaurants are using now come with a feature to make things "easier" for the customer. They give you a choice between: 0 tip, $ tip, % tip, 15% tip or 20% tip... if you choose the second or third you can type in your own number all others calculate for you (on the after tax amount).

BTW I just read that at Batalis new restaurant in NYC there is an automatic 23% gratuity which the staff is sueing over as they are not receiving their fair share...

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