Monday, July 13, 2009

Don't blow the tip

Amid the summer restaurant deals and promotions, a reminder: Tip on what your meal would have cost, particularly if you get great service. These are tough times for servers, too, and tipping appropriately is a help.

And while we're on the subject: You tip on the pre-tax total, including alcohol, and (unless you're Johnny Depp) 15 to 20 percent is appropriate. (Depp reportedly left a $4,000 tip at Chicago steakhouse Gibsons, and the waiter characterized him to Radar online as "a really cool dude.")


Anonymous said...

Thanks for pointing that out. Many people are unaware of proper tipping guidelines