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Is not tipping illegal?

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Is not tipping illegal?

gryphonskeeper | Aug 10, 2008 06:33 PM

I was out last night at a restro with my family, and the table next to us was a large family of 12. The service they had was horrid. Missing sides, a missing entree, they waited , and waited and waited over an hour between the appys and the entrees, drinks left unfilled... etc etc.. They constantly were asking our server to get thier server. When the bill came the patriarch was furious the server added 20% for service to his final tab, he deleted it and paid in cash, sans tip... the server and the manager tried to stop him at the door, the manager said he was going to call the police. Needless to say the patriarch said GO RIGHT AHEAD.. you ROBBED me of service!!

I honestly sided with him on this one... his service was atrocious and not worth what they demanded from him.

We left before we could see what happened in the end.. but now my curiosity is piqued.

Is it illegal to not tip?

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