If the wait staff performed its duties exceptionally well, then raise the standard 15 to 20 percent to 20 to 25 percent to show the staff the diner’s appreciation for superior service. Tip a helpful sommelier 15 to 20 percent of the wine cost. The 15 to 20 percent recommendation assumes the wait staff performed its duties well. If not, then lower the tip 5 or even 10 percent to reflect the diner’s dissatisfaction with the service. Apply the same basic principles used for tipping a sommelier to bartenders. Tip the wait staff at a hotel buffet the standard 15 to 20 percent for good service. If the sommelier seemed less than helpful, then reduce the tip percentage to reflect dissatisfaction with the service. Follow the same rules for tipping the wait staff. Tip $1 to $2 if a waiter or waitress takes a drink order or occasionally checks a patron’s status.
Leaving a tip at a restaurant gives the restaurant valuable feedback on its service. Pay the tab before moving on to dinner. Follow the same rules for tipping the wait staff. Tip 5 to 10 percent more or less when required. If the restaurant resembles a standard sit-down restaurant, then tip 5 to 10 percent after delivery. If the diner received outstanding service and the wait staff focused on the dining experience, then expect to leave a generous tip. Tip $1 to $2 if a waiter or waitress takes a drink order or occasionally checks a patron’s status. Fast-food style buffets require no tip. If not, then lower the tip 5 or even 10 percent to reflect the diner’s dissatisfaction with the service. Tip the wait staff at a hotel buffet the standard 15 to 20 percent for good service.
It happened in the 7600 block of Clarewood. The good news is that the Taqueria Mexico Lindo was not open when the fire started. The bad news is the fire caused quite a bit of damage inside. Firefighters got the call at about 8am. When they arrived, flames were shooting through the roof. Firefighters say they were able to get this under control very quickly, but the flames were so intense the kitchen area is a total loss. HFD Chief Mo Davis said, “There is so much damage in there right now it is pretty hard to see. The kitchen is totally messed up, there is so much stuff on it and we try not to move much around before arson can get to it and find the origin better than us.” Arson investigators are trying to figure out how this started.
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