why are tips based on percentages?

ok why should tips be a percentage? ex. if i go to a nice fancy restaurant say outback, olive garden and nice steak house ect... pay 50 bucks for two people, why should they get the better tip than if i go to Sonnys' pay 20 bucks for two poeple and get the same if not better sevice than the expensive restaurant? why is at said that 15-20% should be tipped if all restaurants fhave different prices but many with the same great service?

Asked By: gmac_64 - 9/29/2007
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Tips are what motivate a server to give you great service. Tips are also what motivate a restaurant owner to encourage their staff too upsell and increase profits which ultimately results in happy patrons and happy employees. An excellent server will have much knowledge of the menu and will help guide patrons through... More
Answered By: Katie H - 9/29/2007
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cuz ppl wanna make it hard on regila folk
Answered By: lil MA - 9/29/2007
One site says... More
Answered By: DSatt57 - 9/29/2007
I get what you're saying, I think it should be so much per diner. For example, say you and your date order expensive meals and it comes to $60, you don't get drinks and aren't too demanding. Meanwhile another waitress at another table has a family of five whose bill comes to $50, there's little kids who spill stuff... More
Answered By: Limestoner62 - 9/29/2007
If the Tip is included in your bill you have to pay it because at the end of the night rather or not if you see them using the computer looking machine then they have to pay out of their tips taxes every night,even if they didn't make the tips.So it's always nice to tip good for good service,if you don't have the money... More
Answered By: Mia - 9/29/2007
outback and olive garden are nice fancy restaurants to you??
Answered By: taryn - 9/29/2007
I never thought about that! You are so right. I'll have to figure how to handle tips better.
Answered By: Datstuff - 9/29/2007
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