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Explain the difference: tip and fee Hello, could you explain me the difference between tip and fee (in restaurants)? tip - a small present of money given to a waiter fee - (it's a new word for me) payment for ... (check/ food)?
Jan 29, 2016 2:14 PM
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In the US, a fee is a charge for something specific, added to the check. For example, some restaurants will add a fee if you bring your own bottle of wine to drink at dinner (typically called a corkage fee). A tip is an amount of money left by the customer for the waiter/waitress. In theory, it is a reward for good service. At most restaurants where you sit down at a table and are served by a waiter, you should leave 15-20% tip for the waiter. Technically this is optional. However, most restaurants do not pay their servers well, and waiters often depend on their tips to make a living.
January 29, 2016
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