Like many people, you probably miss walking into an establishment and dining without a care. However, you’re still trying to do your part to support local restaurants by picking up takeout on a regular basis. 2021 Small News Spotlight: Nominate Your Favorite Small News and Share With Your Community
The only thing is, every time you walk into the restaurant to get your order, you feel awkward because you’re not sure if you’re supposed to tip — and if so, how much to leave. “In our olden, pre-pandemic days, tips on takeout would be given when the order was [completed] quickly, for a really large order or any special instructions,” she said. “If there was an above-and-beyond action, the tip would be in the 10-15% range.”
Tipping on takeout orders hasn’t always been the standard, said Jodi RR Smith, president of Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting. However, things have changed. Smith said if you want the establishment to be open post-pandemic, you should definitely tip on takeout orders.
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Find Out: Here’s How Much Restaurants Mark Up Your Food “During the pandemic you should tip to the point of pain,” she said. “Tip as much as possible, even if you are doing pick-up.”
Dining Establishments in Crisis Mode “A few extra dollars from you can make a huge difference for them,” she said. “When in doubt, tip more.” Smith said the servers and restaurants have been hit very hard by the pandemic, so they need your support right now.
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