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Chew on This: How Much Do You Tip?

We always give you our thoughts on eating around town, but we want to hear yours, too! Every week, we’ll ask you to weigh in on a question about the local dining scene.

In a recent Kliman Online chat (and today's, too), a debate blew up about whether to base a server’s tip on the pre-or post-tax amount. Todd Kliman responded: “Pre-tax. Always pre-tax.” But over the next couple of weeks, there was an uproar from former servers who claimed they felt slighted if they received anything less than 20 percent on a post-tax bill.

What’s your take on tipping? Do you base it on the pre- or post-tax amount? Do you tip 15 or 20 percent? 

Let us know in the comments! 


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