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Tip Tuesdays: Restaurant Tipping — Does Your Bill Already Levy A Service Charge?

At Pizza Hut, we were about to leave a service tip when D observed that the bill already had levied a 10% service charge. How a service establishment can fix a fixed service charge is beyond my understanding. Do service charges scale linearly with the size of the group being served? Would you leave a tip of Rs 500 when your bill is Rs 5,000?

On a general note, I’d prefer to not leave a tip when the bill already levies a service charge. And, I’d prefer to not host a party at that service establishment.

What do you think?

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8 thoughts on “Tip Tuesdays: Restaurant Tipping — Does Your Bill Already Levy A Service Charge?

  1. I read an article somewhere long time ago.
    The service charge is shared by all those who serve you, eg., the door man, the valet parking assistant, etc.
    The tip you place is only for the guy/girl who took your order and brought the food to your table.

    So, yeah, it is a personal choice whether to tip or not irrespective of whether the restaurant levies service charge or not.

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