Do you tip at Sonic?
I usually leave Sonic confused over whether or not to tip. There are 3 scenarios that can play out when I go there: I give a small tip and leave there wondering if its standard or not OR the waitress/waiter gives us our change and promptly turns around and heads back [with no time to handoff a tip] OR they give me a ‘thanks for nothing’ look. I dont want to be a jerk and it’s not a significant amount to tip, but I’ve just really wondered about the expectations there.
10% is standard for CurbSide Takeaway at places like Outback and Carrabbas and the like. At McDonalds, Taco Bell, etc, they hand you your food out the window. No tipping – just a smile and a thanks and you’re on your way. I’ve noticed that some Sonics have drive throughs, but for those that don’t, your options are the walk up window or delivery to the car drive-in. So do you tip for the convenience of NOT getting out of your car?