How often do you order take out or food to go? Whether you call it pick up or take out or to go, you’ve got to admit that some days and nights it’s just what you’re in the mood for. No sit down at the restaurant or eatery for you; you want to call or type it in and then get it and go.
Whether you’re in the mood for Thai food or the best burger in NYC, sometimes you’re just craving your favorite food. Or you’re starving after a long day at work. You may be hungry, but don’t worry, because your local food places have got you. Even if you don’t want to slave away over a stove or sit down somewhere, you can still magically have food in your hands anyway. Welcome to the glorious future.
If you get your food to go a lot, you likely wonder about the tipping etiquette. Should you tip? Is that a thing? We’ll let you find out by reading more and going over this ourselves. Read on to find out more
Are you calling up a place or puting an order in on an app? No matter whether you walk in and place an order or use your phone or computer to do it, you’re still ordering food. You know that you tip for service and you tip for delivery, but what about if you come and get your food yourself? Do you still pay?
Believe it or not, there is an etiquette involved with this. While it is mostly optional, tipping when you get food to go is tipping the house staff that work there. There’s still the same amount of work involved with making your food and packaging it to go and processing your payment, so why not tip a dollar or two when it comes to that? Even if signing it onto your card you can still give them a bit.
This shows your support for a place you like to order from and it helps everyone feel good about the transaction. They may even return the favor and give you something free in return. You never know. They are doing a lot of work to take the order and process it and get your to go order ready, so you should take that into consideration. Everyone tips in America, and usually when it comes to getting take out people still put a dollar or two at least in.
Whether you do this or not is up to you but if you like a place generally it makes more sense to tip. It’s nice to the staff and it helps ensure that your favorite place to get takeout from stays open so you can get takeout from it another time. Thanks for reading, and next time you are getting some food to go consider giving them a tip! It’s always a polite thing to do to thank the house for their efforts. Happy eating!