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Restaurant discrimination against black customers

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I always tip the counter girl for pickup at least something

Same for me, especially if its a place I use frequently. They work just as hard as the waiter/waitress. And no point in giving them an excuse to tamper with the food. :)

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Also, if you're a Panthers fan and comment on my shirt/hat or otherwise about the Panthers, you get a bigger tip.

I once had a guy who was a tarheel fan ragging on my Wake Forest shirt. He got a smaller tip.

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I once had a guy who was a tarheel fan ragging on my Wake Forest shirt. He got a smaller tip.

Yeah, it depends on the situation... there's a kid that works at the local Firehouse subs that ribs me about being a Panthers fan (he's a Titans fan) but he's cool about it and just joking around...

If he was a Pat/Saints/Dallas fan, it wouldn't be funny.

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i also like tipping knowing i can somehow contribute to helping someone out. the better we tip, the more someone makes who can buy/pay for stuff and if they get good tips, they stay motivated and focused.

plus, if you talk up how you are tipping and helping it gets contagious for others to follow suit.

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Yeah, it depends on the situation... there's a kid that works at the local Firehouse subs that ribs me about being a Panthers fan (he's a Titans fan) but he's cool about it and just joking around...

If he was a Pat/Saints/Dallas fan, it wouldn't be funny.

Had he just made a comment and then let it drop, it wouldn't have mattered. But he got annoying about it.

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Same for me, especially if its a place I use frequently. They work just as hard as the waiter/waitress. And no point in giving them an excuse to tamper with the food. :)

I always tip extra well at the places that I frequent a lot. You would be surprised how often they remember good tippers....and you always get fantastic service.

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I have a few points to make here.

1. Yes, it's pretty common knowledge in the industry that on average black folks tip less than white folks. It's also common knowledge that old women leaving church are going to be extremely annoying, and tip poorly. Same goes for 16 year olds eating at a nice restaurant before heading to prom. It's not a big deal, and if you treat any of them differently, you should be fired.

2. To you pieces of poo that don't tip well, you should stay home.

3. To whomever said what is the difference in a burger for 10$ and a steak dinner for 40$. You obviously have never been in the business, ever. You need to educate yourself, and more importantly tip on the amount at the bottom of the check, not what you think that you should pay.

4. I have worked for 3 different restaurants, and owned one. Many of you have no idea how hard it is to survive in the food industry, nor any idea how hard the wait and bar staff work to try to make you happy.

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as far as bringing the food from the kitchen to my table there is no difference and that's just the fuging fact

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as far as bringing the food from the kitchen to my table there is no difference and that's just the fuging fact

The only fact here, is that you don't know what you are talking about.

In "nicer" restaurants servers normally have to be at work far earlier than burger joints, for many reasons.

Most have to prep for the food service that night, lemons, chive, parsley, limes, salads, etc...all have to be made/prepared before you can start service that night. Many places also have servers help set up the line, and clean the place again before customers get there.

Let's also add in that clothing for nicer restaurants is more expensive, and normally has to be provided by the server.

I could go on, and on, but it won't matter. If you have decided to be a cheap ass, then nothing I say will change that.

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