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Can You Tip Too Much?
Here’s the good news — there are no wrong answers to this question.
The bad news — not really — there are no right answers.
That said — getting the hang of creative tipping is easy.
For starters, decide on your objective or what you hope to receive in return from a restaurant. This will help you determine whether to leave a larger tip than usual.
To discover your objective, consider the following questions:
* Do you plan to revisit the restaurant? (Does the quality of your dining experience rate another visit?)
* Do you need to make a quick, favorable impression? (Will you be in town for a short time?)
* Do you want to signal your intention to become one of the restaurant's “cherished regulars"?
During his travels, when he discovers a solo-friendly restaurant he wants to cultivate, he leaves his business card, plus double his usual tip.
The next time he visits, and thereafter, the staff knows him by name. The service is superb — and he returns to tipping as usual!
Do check out HospitalityManagementSchool.org's interactive graphic: "How to Respond to Hospitality." Their design team created it in light of national waiter and waitress Day — May 21st. It's fun and very helpful. Click: Tipping
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