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18% gratuity per server?


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18% gratuity per server?

AmblerGirl | Oct 6, 2009 07:08 AM

We are hosting a christening lunch for my daughterr at a local restaurant. It will be fairly large, 70 people, and served buffet style in a private room. I went over contract details with the owner yesterday and they are really giving me a good price. But they are including 18% gratuity, per server. There will be 2 servers. I understand 18% gratuity, but not per server, that is like paying 36%. I questioned the owner and he said its because the servers will be doing everything - bussing tables, clean up etc. He said they do it for all large parties. Still seems odd. Has anyone else heard of this? IfI did not already send out invitations, I'd consider looking elsewhere.....

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