The Real Simple Reader Etiquette Poll
If You’re Invited to a Birthday Dinner With a Large Group, Do You Expect the Organizer to Pick Up the Check?
The whole group should split the bill: 78.6%
He or she should, of course: 21.4%
Experts say: Restaurateurs across the country said they find bill splitting more common among 20- and 30-somethings than older diners, who are more likely to foot the bill for a group. However, patrons of any age “who dine together frequently” often split the bill, says Jen Hansen, the director of operations at Le Colonial, a popular special-occasion dining spot in Chicago.
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