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Posted: 10/14/2004 12:46:51 PM EST
Is it necessary to tip if you're just picking up your food since they're not serving you drinks or anything?
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 12:48:07 PM EST
hell no!
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 12:48:10 PM EST
I tip the servers at Sonic...so that should tell you something.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 12:49:21 PM EST
I don't tip when i do carry-out.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 12:49:53 PM EST
Yes as I understand it the bartender usually is responsible for curb side service and bartenders work off tips... dont be a cheap ass youre already to lazy to walk inside to pick up your food jkin
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 12:51:25 PM EST
My daughter used to work the curbside at Ruby Tuesdays. They get paid waitress rate, which is less than minimum wage. They need tips too.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 12:52:51 PM EST
Sometimes
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 12:52:57 PM EST
Tip it is. I didn't know if they got regular hourly wage or the low wage + tips. Thanks guys.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 12:54:27 PM EST
Not at Applebee's since they never actually make it out to my car. I always end up waiting five or ten minutes and watching 5 or 6 waitresses walk by before I get fed up and go in.

Chili's, on the other hand, has great curb-side service and I always tip a buck or two.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 12:58:08 PM EST
I don't use Applebys - but I do use Outback's curbside takeaway. I will tip if they get to me ASAP, with hot food. Otherwise no.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 1:00:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/14/2004 1:00:59 PM EST by Mauser101]
I do not tip for pickup. If they are required to wait upon me (like a real waitress) then yes, I do tip and I do tip well.

Whether the people working the counter are getting paid shit wages or not it is not my concern. I tip for service, not charity.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 1:00:44 PM EST
I usually give 'em a buck or so, but not anywhere near a "normal" tip (10 - 15%)

The way I see it, there's the possibility of them "serving" a LOT more people via curbside, and they're not doing THAT much work, so while I'll give them a tip (for saving me the trip in) I'm not super generous either.


BTW, redleg13a....how is the curbside service at the local applebees? the service at the ones in KC varies a lot from location to location, just wondering how this one was
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 1:01:00 PM EST
Is it just me or does the food you pick up always suck, when they put the food in the styrofoam containers and close the lid its still pretty hot so all the steam collects and makes the food nasty.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 1:01:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/14/2004 1:02:13 PM EST by 50cal]
The only "To Go" place I tip is Hooters.
And Sonic.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 1:03:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By Mmanwitgun:
Is it just me or does the food you pick up always suck, when they put the food in the styrofoam containers and close the lid its still pretty hot so all the steam collects and makes the food nasty.


Quality does go down - and forget 'crispy'. However first thing I do is puch a bunch of holes in the top with my knife. Food doesn't get so soggy, but you lose heat quicker - drive fast!
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 1:09:12 PM EST
NO
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 2:28:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By FanoftheBlackRifle:
I usually give 'em a buck or so, but not anywhere near a "normal" tip (10 - 15%)

The way I see it, there's the possibility of them "serving" a LOT more people via curbside, and they're not doing THAT much work, so while I'll give them a tip (for saving me the trip in) I'm not super generous either.


BTW, redleg13a....how is the curbside service at the local applebees? the service at the ones in KC varies a lot from location to location, just wondering how this one was



I had to wait a couple minutes because there was already someone there waiting on food, but other than that it was pretty quick. They took care of the bill quickly and got me my food. No complaints. The food was hot, too.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 2:34:55 PM EST
"Cough up a buck, you cheap bastard!"
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 2:42:17 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 3:10:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/14/2004 3:10:43 PM EST by EseLoco918]
The reason you are supposed to tip is because most of they time they use one of the below minimum wage girls.

They actually take the entire order, put it all in the box, and take it to your car.
It is the only way they make money.

You already spent a bunch of money on your overpriced food, so to you cheap bastards that don't tip: you suck.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 3:11:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By Malpaso:
My daughter used to work the curbside at Ruby Tuesdays. They get paid waitress rate, which is less than minimum wage. They need tips too.



I'm not in the habit of paying people according to what they "need" -- I pay them what they earn. I'm sure your daughter is a nice girl, but she's not "earning" a full tip by simply carrying a bag out to the car and taking someone's money inside.

I tip if the weather is nasty, but other than that, not at curbside, sorry. If the curbside waiters don't like it they should work inside, or negotiate for at least minimum wage to do the curbside stuff.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 3:19:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By EseLoco918:
The reason you are supposed to tip is because most of they time they use one of the below minimum wage girls.

They actually take the entire order, put it all in the box, and take it to your car.
It is the only way they make money.

You already spent a bunch of money on your overpriced food, so to you cheap bastards that don't tip: you suck.



Applebee's (or in my case, Macaroni Grill's) crappy employment practices are not my problem. I tip ridiculously well if I eat in the restaurant and get full service. I don't tip at all when no tip is earned, i.e. takeout/drive through.

It is not my fault someone agreed to work for less than minimum wage. When I worked at Baskin Robbins as a teenager, I did WAY more than the curbside waiters at Macaroni Grill do, and I never saw a tip in two years. Oh well, my choice. If I had wanted tips I would have become a real waitress -- but I didn't, because I KNEW IT WAS HARDER and frankly not worth it to me as a high school student at the time.

Good service is worth extra cash. Taking an order and throwing some stuff in a box is not.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 6:05:53 PM EST
I tip $2-3 when picking up at Cracker Barrel or Bob Evans.

GunLvr
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 6:15:02 PM EST
no
I'm sorry, but lately everyone and their mother thinks they're automatically entitled to a tip
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