Teens don’t want to tip? One restaurant is adding a teen tipping “tax.”
A New Jersey diner that charges an 18 percent “teen tax” has thoroughly outraged at least one parent whose 11-year-old fell victim to it, thereby costing her an extra 90 cents. Wayne Hills Diner co-owner Peter Logos says his waitstaff were tired of local school kids hanging out all Friday night “in packs of 20 or 30” and not tipping. He tells CBS New York that they started adding mandatory gratuity to the bills of younger customers they suspect might screw the restaurant over. Grub Street
One mom got bent out of shape over the tax. But…
Area students tell NBC 10, meanwhile, that they first noticed the addition at the start of football season. Several also say they “don’t mind.” Grub Street
If the teens are tipping and they “don’t mind” then what is the point. Many restuarants add a mandatory tip for large tables and groups so why not add the tip for a restaurant that is a teenage mad house where teens are tipping?