Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Do You Tip Car Hops At Sonic?



There was a huge debate on Twitter today (twitterbate? twitterbation?) regarding the appropriateness of tipping Car Hops at Sonic.

I won't taint your position by recounting the debate and participants.

I'll just ask you to vote on my poll here.

6 comments:

Nick said...

why is car-hop tipping fine, encouraged even, when we raise so much fuss about cow tipping?

very often i simply don't understand...

Chimpotle said...

I'll give them a tip. But just the tip.

MoxieMamaKC said...

I feel like I should tip them, but my best friend who worked at one in high school says it isn't necessary, but really nice. My hubby is angry at Sonic because he would LIKE to tip them, but often only has a debit card. There is no place on the credit slip to add a tip. So, in his mind, they are discouraging rewarding good service. It's a major quandry in our household.

Midtown Miscreant said...

I tip, unless they give me lip. Which is why Ive never left a tip at Gates. Be damned if Im gonna tip someone for a bad attitude.

Olentangy said...

I don't go to Sonic because of the way they serve. I've never been to a drive in, and I don't want to eat in my car. It just seems weird to me.

danakscully64 said...

I don't. I think it's fine to tip at Sonic, but not necessary. I believe tips should be reserved for people who do more than just bring your food out. I worked fast food for 4 years, my company did not allow us to take tips. I also worked as a waitress. I could completely understand if the car hop came back, refilled drinks, removed trash from your car, took multiple trips for ketchup, napkins, salt, etc, but taking 10 seconds to walk out to your car? I just don't see the point of tipping for that. But like I said, tips are always appreciated, so if you can afford it, go for it :)