Cost Of Food Service In America – Stop The All American SCAM

Source PYT—a Philly burger restaurant attacks a customer for leaving small tip.

PYT management in an attempt to line PYT’s owners pockets with cash, attacks a paying customer on PYT’s Facebook page because a customer left a small tip.

Paying customers should Boycott this business, avoiding bad service, and being attacked on Social Media by PYT’s owners and employees.

Fact Checking American federal government requires a wage of at least $2.13 per hour be paid to employees that receive at least $30 per month in tips. If wages and tips do not equal the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour during any pay period, the employer is required to increase cash wages to compensate.
As of May 2012, the average hourly wage including tips for a restaurant employee in the United States that received tip income was $11.82.

It is amazing to me how over the years Restaurants, Cafe’s, Eateries of every size and description, everywhere across America have fooled (SCAMed) paying customers in to thinking ‘they’ the customer, is expected /required to pay the salaries / wages of waiter staff.
By the way Most of whom do nothing more than the minimum required in waiting on customers. In many cases they take your order, bring your food and drinks to your table and you never see them again.

Read the menu’s fine print! It is becoming much more common for Restaurants, Cafe’s, Eateries to add 15 to 20 percent to your food bill. This is a legal but is still a way for business to SCAM you, the customer out of 15-20 percent of your food bill.
What ever you do, Don’t Leave A Tip of any amount when the business has padded your food bill with a 15-20 percent tipping charge.

Guilty as charged. Yes that’s right. A Pretty, Cute waitress gets a larger tip from me than a hairy legged waiter. No excuses, that’s just the way it works..

Pobept’s Rules On Tipping.
* Read the menu’s find print to know if a tip is automatically added to your food bill.
Never leave a second tip!
* Never tip wait staff for doing nothing more than what they were hired and paid to do.
* Never tip when you receive poor service.
* Never tip wait staff with a bad attitude!
* Never tip just because there is more than 2 or 3 at your table!
* Never pay using credit or debit cards. Pay using Cash Only. This prevents credit card number theft, or a business charging you and prevents you paying ‘Hidden’ charges on your food bill.

Not from the U.S.A. Leave a comment telling me about your home town and country

Why is common sense so uncommon?
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4 responses to “Cost Of Food Service In America – Stop The All American SCAM

  1. My only problem with this is that I know too many people that are/have been wait staff, and, for the most part, all you’re doing is hurting them by not leaving a tip. I am all for simply not eating at a place that treats its employees and customers so poorly, but supporting the business and not tipping the wait staff? I dunno. Do you know if the wait staff gets any of that 15% charge on your bill? I know that there are places that essentially confiscate any credit card tips for “non-tipped” employees- think cooks and hostesses. So, yes, always tip in cash so it goes to the person, not the company. While we do need to get companies to rethink how they treat us, I think we need to do it in a way that does as little damage as possible to our fellow workers that are just trying to make ends meet.


    • Re cattaillady The heart of this tipping thing is based in the U.S. Congress refusing to pass a ‘real’ minimum wage law. $2.13 an hour for food service employees and $7.25 for everyone else. What’s wrong with that picture?
      Some how food service employees have come to believe that it is ‘my’ the customers responsibility not the business owners responsibility to pay a living wage to wait staff. Wait staff get mad if I leave zero or a small tip. They should be angered by a crappy minimum wage law and at business owners that avoid paying a living wage by blaming customers for not leaving large mostly unearned tips.
      * Just one mans opinion, but I leave tip(s) for service above and beyond taking my order and putting my order on the table and never seeing the waiter/waitress again!
      A tip must be earned, not simply given.
      Happy gardening


  2. I’ve only visited America once, as an event manager working on a conference in Florida, which incidentally was one of the most expensive events we ever organised. The hotel charged a monster. I had breakfast (self-service) in the hotel restaurant and I helped myself from the buffet. The only thing the waiter did was pour me a glass of orange juice from a jug that was already standing on my table. I didn’t leave a tip and the waiter followed me out of the restaurant to demand why. He then complained to the banqueting manager who came to find me. ‘You have to tip our staff,’ he said. ‘They don’t earn enough otherwise.’ How fascinating to think that it is the guests’ responsibility to cover the shortfall in wages so the hotel can maintain its huge profits.


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