Home Personal Finance Are you supposed to tip on takeout food?

Are you supposed to tip on takeout food?


This is actually a good question.  I faced this exact circumstance when I was at a restaurant last week, ordering take out food.  I ended up tipping about 15% to a surprised look on the cashier’s face.  But most Americans do not tip on takeout, since there is no “service”.

Do you agree or disagree?

So what is the etiquette for tipping for take-out? And does the etiquette differ for, say, a large chain restaurant (like an Outback Steakhouse), compared to a mom-and-pop restaurant (say, a hypothetical joint called Luigi’s Pasta House)?

Read Full Story: Is it OK to skimp on a tip when you order takeout? – MarketWatch