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Do you tip restaurant hostesses to jump to the front of the line when there's a wait list?

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  1. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    Talking casual restaurants, chain type stuff. When you walk up and there's a mile long wait, do you tip the hostess to jump to the front of the line?

    It works wonders. I do it maybe 50% of the time. Depends on how long the wait is. Usually only $20 or so does the trick.

    I'm guessing most don't, or it wouldn't work so well. Wondering how many do?
     
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    Usually no, but I tried this at Joes Stone Crab in South Beach the one time I went there and was appalled at the freakishly long wait for a table. Didn't make any difference.
     

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    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    Just curious...how much grease did you use?
     
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    That's a typical dirtbag move.
     
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    In a Vegas club or a high end restaurant yes I'd tip if I didn't or couldn't make a reservation. Very rare I wouldn't make a reservation though.

    At the local Olive Garden no.
     
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    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    Casual restaurants. Chain type stuff. Many don't take rez
     
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    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    Why? Its good to tip people in the service industry. The hostess can decide to do the right thing or let you wait with everyone else.
     
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    With the exception of restaurants that have drive-throughs, ball pits, and cartoon mascots, I've never seen one that didn't accept reservations.

    Maybe it's a northeast thing.
     
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    **** no
     
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    NEVER. When I got out of the USMC I vowed to never wait in line to eat again.. This decision was made 53 yrs ago. IMHO there is no restaurant food worth standing in line for.
     
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    Too many good places to eat around here to have to do that . If it's more than a 20 minute wait , I move on .
     
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    Oh ok, sorry. Didn't read the post very well. If there's a long wait for a table and I'm hungry I just go eat at the bar.
     
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    There are, but they accept reservations.
     
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    Maybe its a regional thing. Dunno. But it seems like a lot of casual chain type places don't.

    Or maybe they do and everyone is waiting with one of those vibrating things for no reason.
     
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    Never.

    I will tip generously to the wait staff, but to be seated absolutely not!
     
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    Can't do that in many states if carrying
     
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    I don't carry in bars. Its illegal in Florida.
     
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    I prefer to eat at the bar anyway. It's closer to the booze. :drunk:
     
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