When to tip and how much? Canadians don't get along

When to tip and how much to tip? There is no consensus among Canadians on these questions, according to a new survey by Research Co.

When to tip and how much? Canadians don't get along

When to tip and how much to tip? There is no consensus among Canadians on these questions, according to a new survey by Research Co.

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A third of Canadians (33%) believe that food servers deserve a tip in all situations, even if the service they provided was poor. On the contrary, just over three in ten Canadians (31%) say they would not leave a tip if they received below-average service at a table-service restaurant when their server is clearly not busy.

Tipping for takeout food?

Do you have to leave a certain amount extra when having your meal prepared to take it home or when ordering in a restaurant without table service? These questions are not unanimous either according to the results obtained in the survey of the Canadian firm.

More than half of Canadians (53%) say they never tip when visiting a take-out snack bar, and more than two in five never tip when visiting a cafeteria-style restaurant (49%), a restaurant where they order food to be picked up themselves (48%) or a café (43%).

Regardless, a majority of people (70%) agree that "food servers can't get by on their salary alone, it's important to tip them."

The study was conducted online from December 10 to 12 among 1,000 adults in Canada.

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