Tipping is one of the most controversial things out there.
If you’re watching your funds, you probably don’t want to tip too much… and you also don’t want to tip too little if service is good.
Although, before someone says it, I will – if you’re watching your funds and don’t want to tip too much, you probably shouldn’t be going out for dinner at all.
Anyway, back to the story… a restaurant in Calgary is trying something that some other restaurants have tried – they’ve eliminated tipping – replacing it with a mandatory 16% hospitality charge.
Other restaurants have tried this but always end up going back to the old ways with the tip being decided by the customer – all because customers didn’t like losing the control of how much they give.
That’s exactly how I feel about all this. I tip based on many things – and I think it ensures that the server stays on top of things. I also never penalize the server for things that go wrong out of their control.
So, what do you think? Do you prefer to be in control of your tipping or do you like what this Calgary restaurant is trying?