A TikToker claims that he is no longer paying 20-25% gratuities and that restaurants should be responsible for accounting for server salaries in the final bill.
TikTok user Dustin Anderson (@therealdustinanderson) has had enough of the tipping system and took to TikTok to share his opinion.
He said that he was done with the entire thing and had resolved never to tip again.
His video captioned "#tips are for cows and canoes" has amassed over 2.9 million views.
He added that giving 20-25% of the bill as a tip was not normal.
He felt that tips should be reserved for exceptional service and that he hadn't gotten exceptional service in a very long time.
"And it's just expected they bring you the bill at the end and they're like here just fill this out 20 percent, 25 percent."
He also said that in most cases, servers were simply doing their jobs.
“They made food, you carried it to my table.”
"So I'm not tipping anymore I'm done. I'm out. Used to be you give a tip if somebody gave exceptional service when was the last time you got exceptional service anywhere?"
He further clarified that while he did not want to tip anymore, he did not want servers to starve or struggle.
He feels it is the restaurant’s responsibility to account for server salaries and that they should be included in the bill.
"And I'm not the bad guy here I'm not."
"If you own a restaurant, just tell me what it costs. I don't want people to go hungry.
What does it cost for me to get my food and also so that the wait staff doesn't have to join the cartel do some Lord of the Flies, Oliver Twist, like I want people to be taken care of. Just tell me what it costs."
Some commenters agreed with his take while others not so much.
Most agreed that tips on checkout counters did not make sense but they did not mind tipping servers.
One said, “I’m with you and Starbucks need to stop with that tipping machine in drive-thru. No you’re already expensive.”
Another added, “Tell your server at the restaurant you're not tipping when you get to the table and see what happens.”
As one user wrote: "I will tip bartenders, wait staff, drivers, cosmetologists for good service...but no more counter clerk tipping," added another.