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MrEdwin Mystery
10/13/13 11:05 pm

I tip at Sonic if it's busy and the carhop is running back and forth, so most of the time

Rosebud Ohio
10/13/13 8:15 pm

Never been to Culvers. But Sonic... Not usually. I generally go through the dive through. But one gal who works there, I love. She's always do friendly and remembers me. I hadn't been in a while, and we went yesterday for cones. She came out when she saw my husband, to congratulate us on our new

Rosebud Ohio
10/13/13 8:18 pm

baby. She hadn't realized I was pregnant, but wanted to see her. She also made me a new shake when I ordered one that tasted awful. Just wanted to make sure it was supposed to taste that way and not spoiled. She goes above and beyond.
(But I still said no)

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/14/13 3:21 am

Why? Isn't it much the same level of service?

DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
10/13/13 8:05 pm

If they deliver my food, they get tipped.

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keirstyn Indiana
10/13/13 8:03 pm

I work at Culver's. It's a rarity to get tipped!

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/14/13 3:20 am

Do you feel like you did the same job as someone at Applebee's?

isusd5
10/13/13 6:48 pm

I usually drive through the drive thru. Do I tip then?

Octopus
10/13/13 6:58 pm

That's what I was wondering, too. It just doesn't make sense. All Sonic employees should just be paid without the expectation of a tip, because full service isn't even really a factor like it would be in a restaurant.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/13/13 7:31 pm

Isn't it full service though? What's the real difference?

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/13/13 7:32 pm

And how is it different from Applebee's Car side where people do still tip and it's expected.

Octopus
10/13/13 7:37 pm

Not sure. I wouldn't tip for service from my car, because they aren't really doing anything. I don't feel bad about tipping at a restaurant though, because they spend the evening catering to me (even though that's their job). What would be better is

Octopus
10/13/13 7:38 pm

if all employees were paid a fair, level salary regardless, and tipping could be entirely optional and reserved for the occasions that someone gives exemplary service and you want to. But shrug -- maybe someday.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/13/13 7:39 pm

I'd love to see that and only the marketplace can bring about that change

violence Pretty hate machine
10/13/13 8:09 pm

If you don't tip your server at a sit down, full service restaurant you shouldn't bother coming back. The servers talk to one another and you'll quickly become persona non grata. If you have a problem with tipping you shouldn't visit them.

isusd5
10/13/13 8:29 pm

Ok now I'm totally confused. I want to tip when I should. We are very generous tippers at sit down restaurants: take order, bring food, offer refills, clean & bus tables. I've never heard of tipping a drive thru.

Octopus
10/13/13 8:36 pm

Yeah, I tip 20% at restaurants. I really have no problem with giving up my money to someone who is working for it, I just think there could be a more secure method for their earnings. I don't think anyone expects you to tip for drive-thru service --

Octopus
10/13/13 8:37 pm

their wages aren't based on the expectation of a tip.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/13/13 11:09 pm

Vio, that's not what a tip is supposed to be. If you're an employee you do your damn job.

violence Pretty hate machine
10/14/13 12:09 am

Good luck. Hope no one spits in your food.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/14/13 3:07 am

A true sign of human vindictiveness. If someone stoops to such a level then they deserve to be fired and I hope I catch them doing it because you better believe that'll happen. Like I said, I tip 10-15 only because of this imaginary rule but it's BS

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/14/13 3:08 am

I've been around the world and no other country I've been to does this. It needs to stop. And no, the prices weren't astronomically higher to pay the staff a real wage they just don't do this nonsense system.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/14/13 3:09 am

In fact in Portugal if I had tipped at this Chinese place I used to go to THAT would have likely caused me to get a lower level of service because it's seen as saying you're so much richer than the person that you're throwing them your extra coins.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/14/13 3:10 am

Like they're a beggar on the street. Amazing how different schools of thought exist on different pieces of dirt but of course, like typical Americans, "we're right dammit".

violence Pretty hate machine
10/14/13 3:10 am

Whatever helps you feel better.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/14/13 3:20 am

Haha thanks for the well thought out response.

Matt1981 The Who Dat Nation
10/13/13 6:40 pm

I interviewed a young young guy that had worked for sonic. He told me they get paid way under minimum wage because the majority of their pay comes from tips. So shame shame to those not throwing a dollar or two to the person bringing your food.

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Octopus
10/13/13 6:45 pm

What if you go through the Sonic drive-thru? That's strange to me.

magnum
10/13/13 6:53 pm

No, shame on corporations making us pay more than listed prices for food through guilt.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/13/13 7:32 pm

AMEN MAGNUM.

Shame on the EMPLOYER. I'm not playing that game.

Matt1981 The Who Dat Nation
10/13/13 10:24 pm

So should we stop tipping everybody then? No tipping say, screw the employer and in the process screw the employee? Sure. That's what we should so.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/13/13 11:08 pm

Change needs to happen somehow. The employer IS screwing the employee and maybe they need to fix it themselves or find a new job that doesn't make them rely on customers directly. This doesn't seem like it should be so hard to agree on.

Matt1981 The Who Dat Nation
10/14/13 12:45 am

I don't disagree with there needs to be change. I just don't think it needs to be taken out on the employee

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/13/13 6:39 pm

I don't go to those places - we don't have those - and when I visit a city that does - there are far better choices than drive in fast food

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magnum
10/13/13 6:38 pm

Culvers gives me chest pains.

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Liberty 4,032,064
10/13/13 6:37 pm

No. What's a Culver's? Is that some Yankee establishment?

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steelcity Pittsburgh
10/13/13 6:57 pm

Not to my knowledge. I'd guess west of the Mississippi.

MrMilkdud jackass whisperer
10/13/13 7:25 pm

They're known for the "butter burger" and their specialty is custard.
They're a fast food restaurant with an expanded menu that includes "homey" foods like pot roast and mashed potatoes.
I take the kids there about once a month for the custard.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/13/13 7:33 pm

And they make food fresh to order so they bring it to your table

keirstyn Indiana
10/13/13 8:08 pm

It's from Wisconsin but it is very established in Indiana and Michigan as well. It's spreading all over the country. They are in the process of opening 5 in Florida

twss trump is a garbage human
10/13/13 6:21 pm

I don't eat at Culver's and rarely at Sonic, but I do tip. My husband doesn't though.

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rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/13/13 6:29 pm

Why doesn't he? Seems inconsistent to me.

twss trump is a garbage human
10/13/13 6:33 pm

Because he's, uh, frugal. If I go by myself or am driving and paying, I tip. If he is, he doesn't tip. His argument is that the carhops get an hourly wage, so he doesn't need to tip. I just let him be at this point. Too much trouble to argue.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/13/13 6:37 pm

Wait staff get wages too.

I'm on his side

twss trump is a garbage human
10/13/13 6:42 pm

Do you tip at a sit down restaurant? Just curious.

Porcupine
10/13/13 6:42 pm

I think that the difference is for full service.

violence Pretty hate machine
10/13/13 6:21 pm

No, but I don't eat there either.

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crose85 Sycamore, IL
10/13/13 6:17 pm

I'm never actually been to either one.

MrAngerer
10/13/13 6:29 pm

You have not lived.

violence Pretty hate machine
10/13/13 6:36 pm

The first and last time I Culver's was 12 years ago. Clearly it was lackluster. I've had Sonic less than five times total, and it was also nothing but lackluster. You're not missing anything.

Happy Hong Kong
10/13/13 6:38 pm

I probably would. I'd never heard of Culvers, but Google tells me that it's an ice cream store, and I always drop change in the jar if we go out to ice cream.

Sonic looks like a diner, so yes, I'd tip there too.

magnum
10/13/13 6:38 pm

Culvers fries burgers in butter. It's kinda disturbing.

keirstyn Indiana
10/13/13 8:05 pm

I work at Culver's. We do not fry the burgers in butter. It's just the bun is toasted and buttered - that's where it gets the name. The meat is seasoned with salt and pepper and that's it.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
10/13/13 10:11 pm

Thanks for the butter info. But the burger patties have some strange burger crust to them...kinda like the texture of a charred burger (almost crunchy), but not the blackened. What is it?