Where should restaurant tips go?MoneySaving Poll Results

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With controversy this week over how tips are split after restaurant chain CŰte was accused of pocketing the cash (something it denies), we want to know where you think tips for good service should go.

Please choose the option closest to your own opinion:



Results

Iím aged under 25 (594 votes)
Straight to my waiter/waitress296 votes (50%)
Split between all waiting staff38 votes (6%)
Split between all restaurant staff (kitchen/waiting/cleaning)186 votes (31%)
Direct to the restaurant if it contributes to higher wages5 votes (1%)
Direct to the restaurant to treat it how it wishes0 votes (0%)
I never tip69 votes (12%)
Iím aged 25 to 34 (2520 votes)
Straight to my waiter/waitress1179 votes (47%)
Split between all waiting staff121 votes (5%)
Split between all restaurant staff (kitchen/waiting/cleaning)1044 votes (41%)
Direct to the restaurant if it contributes to higher wages21 votes (1%)
Direct to the restaurant to treat it how it wishes4 votes (0%)
I never tip151 votes (6%)
Iím aged 35 to 49 (4915 votes)
Straight to my waiter/waitress2267 votes (46%)
Split between all waiting staff215 votes (4%)
Split between all restaurant staff (kitchen/waiting/cleaning)2202 votes (45%)
Direct to the restaurant if it contributes to higher wages19 votes (0%)
Direct to the restaurant to treat it how it wishes8 votes (0%)
I never tip204 votes (4%)
Iím aged 50 to 64 (6908 votes)
Straight to my waiter/waitress3074 votes (44%)
Split between all waiting staff311 votes (5%)
Split between all restaurant staff (kitchen/waiting/cleaning)3250 votes (47%)
Direct to the restaurant if it contributes to higher wages16 votes (0%)
Direct to the restaurant to treat it how it wishes4 votes (0%)
I never tip253 votes (4%)
Iím aged 65+ (4087 votes)
Straight to my waiter/waitress1650 votes (40%)
Split between all waiting staff244 votes (6%)
Split between all restaurant staff (kitchen/waiting/cleaning)2002 votes (49%)
Direct to the restaurant if it contributes to higher wages22 votes (1%)
Direct to the restaurant to treat it how it wishes1 votes (0%)
I never tip168 votes (4%)

                   19,024 votes received.

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