Whenever you go out to eat, most of the time you will have to judge the quality of service by how much you tip someone.
Now, for larger meals and larger groups if the service is good you should always tip well because if you are a return customer they will remember things like that.
People by nature know how much they are supposed to tip which is why I always laugh a little bit at the tip calculation things on the receipt when you eat out. It’s actually kind of ridiculous when you really think about it.
It’s almost like the restaurant is yelling you three options to use. Shoot there was a diner that my wife and I go to quite often where they had a waiter that was on his first week that seemingly messed up every single thing.
It was almost like it was a planned effort there were so many things wrong. The owner of the diner came over and explained that the guy was new and actually told us not to leave a tip. It was the first time that had ever happened in the years we had been doing to that place. That being said, if you are going to make a declaration about how much something is you should really be correct about it.
One restaurant found itself in hot water for it’s practice related to the receipts given to customers. You have probably seen a receipt with a suggested tip on it, and probably just thanked them for calculating it and signed the paper.
What you may not know is that some restaurants have been messing around with those numbers and trying to hide it from the customer.
Marcel Goldman has now brought a lawsuit against one of the largest restaurant groups in the world, The Cheesecake Factory. There are over 200 Cheesecake Factory restaurants spread across the world. Every single one was robbing their customers right in front of their faces for a long, long time!
The discrepancy comes when they add up the total bill. Each recommended tip is actually the amount that the total party should pay, not each individual diner.
Most people would just take the tip at face value and sign the paper, not even thinking about it. But you may want to be a bit more eagle-eyed the next time you go out to dinner.
If you get the best service you’ve ever had, perhaps a 40% tip might be reasonable to you. That obviously depends on your economic situation, and personal generosity but no server would be upset with a 15% tip. The fact that this massive restaurant chain tried to scam thousands of customers out of their hard earned money is a travesty.