I just read that restaurants do not like putting tips on our credit card as it makes more work for them, whereas, a few years ago, I read that restaurants like it because it makes bookkeeping easier for them and usually there is no problem with the servers being compensated. So which is it?
For us (Lucas and I), in a one of a kind place, we pay cash and leave a cash tip.
Usually in larger places, we pay by credit card and leave a cash tip or the tip on the card. Just depends on our whim.
With legalities, the IRS, and the act of declaring real tips aside, does anyone know what would make the managers and servers happiest?
(Just to let you know, my standard is 15%, down to 10% for substandard service, and up to 20% for awsome, so I may be a little out of date here.)