VIDEO | Should You Tip for Take Out?

Published on Jul 4, 2012

Here you are stuck with yet another money dilemma. READ FULL STORY http://bit.ly/aNEQYQ – It’s Sunday night and you’ve decided as a family to do the takeout food from a local restaurant. Everyone has a smile on their face and now it’s just a ride to the Chinese food joint, pick up your delicious dishes, and catch your favorite TV show.

You arrive at the restaurant and give them your phone number so they can call up your order. The hostess rings up your check, takes your credit/debit card, and then slides across the receipt for you to sign with the gnarled up Bic pen that has been sitting in a container of rice. The hostess glances down as you fill out your signature and you are hit with that line which reads TIP (or ADDITIONAL TIP). You don’t want to feel like you’ve done something improper, so what is the right thing to do when you are faced with the decision to leave a tip at the take out join?


About the author  ⁄ Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves

Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves


My friends and family all think I’m a workaholic, but I say I’m just a guy that loves to help people do better in life.

My mother is still the only one that calls me by my real name Theodore Michael, my wife calls me Teddy, but for the rest of you it is just plain old Ted.

Ever since I was a little kid, I always loved money and being an entrepreneur. In fact, I still have cassette tapes of me talking to my grandmother at the age of five and my mother tells me all the time how much I played with money as a kid...

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Ted Jenkin is a frequent guest columnist for the Wall Street Journal and Headline News Weekend Express. He is the co-CEO of oXYGen Financial. You can follow him on LinkedIn @ www.linkedin.com/in/theceoadvisor or on Twitter @tedjenkin.

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