Should Gratuities and Tips in Restaurants Be Discontinued?

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    Dining out in a restaurant in the United States can be a pleasant experience — until the time comes when the waitperson arrives with the bill, which includes a blank space for a gratuity. How much of a gratuity do you leave? Customers typically leave a tip of an amount anywhere between 15 and 20 percent of the total bill. Unfortunately, tipping is not solely an American phenomenon, as some may erroneously believe — although the procedures and policies of tipping do vary from country to country. In some countries, an obligatory service charge of ten percent may be levied on a restaurant bill, for example; while in other countries, tipping may not be customary at all and may even be considered an insult in some cases. Should gratuities and tips be eliminated from the policies of restaurants altogether? Read on... The post Should Gratuities and Tips in Restaurants Be Discontinued? appeared first on The Gate.

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