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Tipping on Takeout?

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Tipping on Takeout?

ipse dixit | May 9, 2006 05:24 PM

How much do you tip (if at all) on takeout orders?

I generally tip LESS on takeout items then when I order a sit-down meal.

Sit-down: approx. 20% (or double the tax)
Takeout: approx. 10%

Way I figure it, even on takeout items, someone has to package the meal, make sure all the napkins/condiments are there, any special requests are honored, etc.

Now, I'm not necessarily talking about tipping at McDonald's for takeout (or even a casual deli/cafe), but someplace a bit more upscale like CPK or Houston's.

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