Tipping On Carryout Orders – Yay Or Nay?

Lines on credit card receipts for tips have popped up everywhere.  It used to be that sit-down service was the only place where a tip applied.  Now, that is not so much.  Tipping on carryout orders is now a fairly common practice.  At least, if you believe how often the tipping lines appear.

So, what is the expectation for tipping on carryout orders?

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Tipping on carryout orders is more common now than ever.

The Case For Tipping On Carryout Orders

While some would say that restaurants are being greedy looking for tips on carryout orders, many workers would likely disagree.

In many cases, workers are dedicated to the carryout section of a restaurant.  There is a local pizza place that we love, but we’ve started doing carryout only.  It’s so popular that waits for tables are usually at least 30 minutes, even on the least busy day of the week.  So, the solution is to purchase carryout.

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Are You A Hamster On A Wheel?

Today’s post is a guest post from one of my new favorite bloggers: Melissa at Mom’s Plans.  Melissa writes great tips that every parent can use.  One of the things she advocates that I think can be a huge difference maker in any household, is menu planning. I would highly recommend that after reading the great article below, you spend some time on her blog! 

When I was working full-time, my life was quite hectic.  I had two small children, my husband was a full-time graduate student, and we both often brought work home.  We had very little time to relax and spend time together as a couple or as a family.
Gradually, I fell into a dangerous pattern of thinking that went something like this, “Today’s meeting was so stressful; I am tired and annoyed, and the last thing I want to do is spend 30 minutes going home to cook dinner and then spend another 30 minutes cleaning up and trying to get the kids ready for bed.”  So, I would swing by the local Chipotle or Qdoba and justify the expense because we made enough money to meet our bills and it “was only” $20 or $30 for dinner. 

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