Created on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 12:09
A huge part of a restaurant’s success is the ability to maintain great wait staff. This becomes a major challenge when customers do not adequately compensate the waiters.
In some states, waiters are paid a base salary that is a fraction of minimum wage, with the expectation that tips or gratuity will make up the difference. The lack of appropriate tipping is the primary reason excellent waiters move on to better-paying gigs. Soon after great staff leaves, the service begins to suffer and customers wonder why.
So many situations call for tipping that it is easy to become confused. Sit-down restaurants, buffets, bars and hair salons are only a few of the locations where tipping is not only desired but expected. Tipping is considered a part of etiquette, according to the experts at the Emily Post Institute. How much to tip and how often are the questions that perplex many.