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restaurant service charge

charlie t Jun 2, 2000 02:31 PM

i had lunch at my favorite restaurant today and there was an 18% sevice charge added to the bill

is a service charge in place of or in addition to a TIP

i asked the waitress but she was new and didn't have a clue

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    sean Jun 5, 2000 10:50 AM

    So it was the waitress who had no clue, eh? That's funny. Why would you even consider paying a tip (for service) on top of a service charge? Or did you happen to order the "service" a la carte?

    Actually, you sound as if you might have some extra money to invest. Can I interest you in some real estate in Brooklyn/Manhattan? There's this certain bridge, see?

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      Erica Marcus Jun 2, 2000 02:43 PM

      It's definitely in lieu of a tip. What restaurant was this? How may were in your party? I've only heard of this being done with parties of six or more.

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      1. re: Erica Marcus
        Cathy Jun 2, 2000 03:47 PM

        It's not about Outer Boroughs, as far as I can tell...

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