+
Chain Restaurants

Are we meant to tip at a Sonic Drive-In? Or others?

ennuisans | Oct 16, 201402:28 AM     34

It was only 15 or so years ago that I realized, if someone was bringing my order to the car, they might be expecting a tip. I was kind of mortified, because I never had, and the one time I tried asking a server she of course demurred. Which usually means yes.

Nowadays they have drive through windows and I always use those, but if you pull up to the speaker box and receive your order from a server (and there are other old-school carhop diners besides Sonic still around) are we supposed to tip?

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Invite a friend to chime in on this discussion.

Email a Friend

More from Chowhound

Mojo Magic: The Best Cuban Pork (& Cubano Sandwiches) You'll Ever Eat
How To

Mojo Magic: The Best Cuban Pork (& Cubano Sandwiches) You'll Ever Eat

by Arturo Rojas | A great Cubano depends on great pork, and this Cuban pork recipe is just as perfect on its own as...

Liven Up Your Labor Day Veggie Tray with These Unique Dips
Recipe Round-Ups

Liven Up Your Labor Day Veggie Tray with These Unique Dips

by Jen Wheeler | There is absolutely nothing wrong with hummus, guacamole, or even a good store-bought dip (looking...

15 Make-Ahead Labor Day Recipes from Dips to Dessert
Recipe Round-Ups

15 Make-Ahead Labor Day Recipes from Dips to Dessert

by Chowhound Editors | Make-ahead Labor Day recipes ensure that you get to enjoy the party along with everyone else—and that...

15 Labor Day Party Tips to Maximize Fun & Minimize Stress
Entertaining

15 Labor Day Party Tips to Maximize Fun & Minimize Stress

by Jody Eddy | Labor Day is the holiday that brings the long hot days of summer to a close. Say farewell to the season...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.