5 Tips for Tipping at Restaurants
Different people have different views about tipping, and societal norms tend to change over time. Consider the increasing number of opportunities to tip. Many coffee drinkers used to order a latte, then drop some change in a tip jar as an afterthought. Nowadays, the credit card screen gives customers an option to add a gratuity to each and every latte purchased. It's little wonder people get confused about tipping! Luckily, there are still some hard-and-fast rules to keep in mind when tipping your server.
In a recent survey by CreditCards.com, sit-down restaurant diners who say they "always tip" have gone down two percentage points since 2019. The poll also found that the younger the generation, the less likely they are to tip. While none of us are going to single-handedly make up for that shortfall with a particularly generous tip, now is hardly the time to make tipping missteps. Here's some guidance to bear in mind.