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May 29, 2010 05:59 PM

Do you tip the take out person at PF Changs [moved from Chains]

When my mother-in-law comes to town she likes take out from PF Changs. The TO person carries the order out in a milk crate and then transfers it to a paper bag double checking the order and giving you a chance to spot mistakes. Actually a thoughtful piece of business. Does this require a tip? If so, how much?

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  1. Yes. At least a little love for putting your order together. Not a full on 18-20%, but a littlle stipend (like $5 on fifty, $10-12 0n a hundred. Just good karma and you'll be rewarded for it.

    1. Lots of posts on the Not About Food board regarding tipping on takeout.

      I usually tip about 15-20% for takeout, but I'm in the industry, so I probably tip a bit above average. That said, the majority of people who order takeout from my work leave a tip.

      1. I've never gotten takeout from there, but yes, I would tip 10%.

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        1. re: irishnyc

          im with irish - 10% is about right. .

        2. And remember to tip in $US and not in yuan, which are worth 15 cents- the PF in Chang is Paul Fleming.

          1. I've read here and searched the other thread and have been enlightened. It honestly never crossed my mind to tip for takeout. But now I have an appreciation for the various levels of takeout service. Thanks.