The answer for me was no, until recently.
For our anniversary, we didn’t do anything extravagant, which is pretty tough anyways when the day falls on the middle of the week, with a two year old and a two month old. So, we used a coupon (always saving!) to get a carry-out special from a really good place for pizza, salad, and a loaf of bread.
We’ve dined at the restaurant and the food has been nothing short of spectacular. We’d never gotten pizza, but we were sure it had to be good.
When I went, the service was so remarkable that I was flabbergasted. First, the lady grabbed the pizza, brought it out, opened the box, and showed it to us to make sure it looked OK (it looked better than OK!). Then, she took the loaf of bread that had been there, and called to the kitchen for a new one, to make sure we got a hot loaf.
I felt no qualms about giving a little bit extra when I signed for the check. The food was delicious, the company even better, and we will definitely be getting that special (and going back for dinner) again!
What’s your take on tipping for carry-out?