The tricky part that many people struggle with when it comes to dining out is the end, when the bill comes. How much do you tip at a restaurant? What if the service was bad– do you still leave a tip? Here are a few rules that should make the bill that much easier to pay, and make your waiter or waitress’ job easier, too.
- Always leave a tip– yes, always. Most people agree that you shouldn’t shortchange a waiter or waitress, especially since they make a fraction of minimum wage, but what about if the service was bad? Even the best servers can’t always control the level of service they are offering. There may be something wrong in the kitchen, or the restaurant may be short-staffed. If you’re unhappy with the service, talk to the manager– don’t try to teach your server a lesson by skipping their tip.
- For large parties, ask for just one check. Large parties are much harder to serve and require more work. Instead of asking the server to itemize everyone’s orders into separate bills, ask for an even split or have one person pay the check and split the bill later with Venmo or cash.
- Don’t overstay your welcome. Restaurant waitstaff relies on tips for a large portion of their income, which means they need a rotating supply of customers to serve. If you’d like to stay longer, ask to have a seat at the bar to open up your table.
We here at Steamers Sports Pub hope this information has been helpful. We always encourage the best from our staff and hope that you’ll see their hard work. Come and see us today for a wonderful meal, games, great drinks and a good time.