Taylor Swift Leaves Restaurant a $500 Tip: What's the Most You've Ever Tipped?

Aly1234 2013/07/26 19:00:00
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She's definitely not trouble when she walks in. Taylor Swift was feeling extremely generous in Philadelphia, one of the cities on her current tour with openers Austin Mahone and Ed Sheeran. After her show, she went to get food at Ralph's Italian Restaurant, and at the end of the night, tipped $500.

Not only that, but she also surprised the restaurant's head chef, Shawn Gallo, with two tickets to her concert for him and his 11-year-old son. His son is a huge Taylor Swift fan, and has never been to a concert before. He told E! News, "My son has autism, and while I'm at work, my mom and my son love to listen to her music. He loves her music!"

What a big night for the small Italian eatery. They posted the above photo on their Facebook page, and wrote: "Taylor Swift after her show, along with opening acts Ed Sheeran and Austin Mahone and the late night Ralph's staff. From her graciousness upon arrival for us staying open, to the extremely generous tip before leaving, she was a pleasure to have dine with us! Probably the biggest celebrity to visit Ralph's in recent memory!"

A $500 tip, that's huge! I'm lucky if i have $500 in my bank account. What's the most you've ever tipped?
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  • Gone. 2013/07/26 22:14:41
    $50. I was dead tired, had been driving about 23 hours. Stopped for coffee, waitress didn't even ask, brought me coffee (the way I like it) and a slice of pie. I had a 5 and a 50 in my wallet, meant to tip the 5. I figure God wanted her to have it.

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  • rose 2013/11/06 16:23:26
    Wish I were that waitress!
  • chrisdale.tay 2013/07/31 21:49:19
    ... I don't tip
    We don't really tip in most restaurants in Singapore.Its not really the norm.
  • skyebrand 2013/07/31 06:30:36
    ... I don't tip
    In Australia we just don't tip...I'll leave the change but I don't really consider that tipping as its more convenient for me to not have half a kilo of coin in my purse!
  • juice 2013/07/31 04:43:55
    I would have choosen 30% if it had been a choice??
  • kelsieilesha 2013/07/31 04:12:14
    I tip according to their service, not a % of the bill.
    The better of a waiter/waitress they are, the better of a tip they're going to get.

    There was this waiter at a restaurant we went to all the time that eventually memorized what we always ordered. Didn't even have to order anymore. We'd just sit down, and he'd bring out our drinks... then a little while later, our food. And he always brought out refills without us even needing to ask. He ended up becoming a good friend of ours.
    Needless to say, his tips were big.

    Then there have also been people who have waited on us that just acted like they didn't care either way. They messed up our order (actually wrote it down wrong), just threw the plates down on the table, waited until our food was cold before they brought it to us, never came back around to ask if we need a refill, and was rude to us anytime we asked a question.
    They didn't get a tip at all.
  • randell b 2013/07/31 04:03:31
    ... I don't tip
    randell b
    i put don't tip because they did not give an option of what ever the wait staff deserves
    if the service is good i will tip more.
  • Faye 2013/07/31 03:05:12
    If the service and food are great, so is the tip....
  • Dresden 2013/07/30 22:30:55
    I'm a horrible tipper and I know it... I should be better since I waitressed for five years, but I'm not. D:
  • Jonny The Frog 2013/07/30 19:01:39
    Jonny The Frog
    pretty much
  • Algore Isanass 2013/07/30 17:45:55
    Algore  Isanass
    I stopped for dessert at a restauarant. The bill was only 10 bucks or so, for all of us. I figured it was as much work as if we'd have had dinner, so I tipped based on a meal. (would have been about 40 bucks, so I tipped 8 dollars)

    I really don't understand tipping based on the cost of the meal - it's just as much work to serve a 6 dollar chicken breast as it is to serve a 20 dollar steak. Regardless of one's "personal percentage tip" - why should the server earn differing amounts for the same work?
  • randell b Algore ... 2013/07/31 04:07:08
    randell b
    if the resteraunt paid a person properly than they would not require tips.
    the law only requires a resteraunt to make up the difference. lets say the minimum wage is 9.19(wa state minimum wage) and a waiter averages 5 dollars in tips an hour there employer is only required to pay them 4.19 an hour. by the time there pay check has come out they have already spent the tips. it should be required that wait staff is payed a fair wage(minimum wage)
  • Pug For Huck 2013/07/30 15:35:42
    Pug For Huck
    That's the usual.
  • Ticker 2013/07/30 14:04:45
  • John Adams 2013/07/30 13:40:46
    John Adams
    We always give a tip of 20-25% and along with it give a Gospel tract. We feel a good tip encourages the receiver to read about our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
  • strawberry 2013/07/30 09:14:19
    I'm usually a very generous tipper. Waiters and waitresses work very hard jobs. If in a club I will tip the bartenders a little more.
  • jack frost 2013/07/30 07:41:38 (edited)
    ... I don't tip
    jack frost
    Like 150% I just wanted to make someone's day and I thought that said I don't know the tip woops
  • metalmike13- Trust No One 2013/07/30 07:05:07
    metalmike13- Trust No One
    Sometimes more now that I have a job that includes tips. Too many people win jackpots or free tournaments and don't tip a dime. I don't know how only 14% say they don't tip.
  • Rob 2013/07/30 06:52:21
    Well, she's gotten all the reward she'll ever see for that.
  • Giantfighter 2013/07/30 04:48:36
    I've done up to 30% for excellent service & meal presentation
  • JS 2013/07/30 01:40:11
    I usually tip 100% around the holidays or if the waiter is especially kind.
  • Wolfie 2013/07/30 00:59:30
  • NickieSF 2013/07/29 23:41:38
    I live in a country where the waiting staff arenĀ“t dependent on tips to support their families, because tips are already included in the prices. I will still leave a tip when the service is good.
    I visited a country where you were supposed to tip 10%. Mostly I left the required tip, but when the service was extra good I left about 15%.
  • I'mJustBeingLogical 2013/07/29 22:58:50
    I felt less mean than usual.
  • Glen Clark 2013/07/29 22:15:00
    Glen Clark
    I gave a 100% tip once while I was traveling. Just felt like the right thing to do.
  • kerebail.ramakrishnachar 2013/07/29 22:12:18
    ... I don't tip
    Dnot like giving tip or getting tipped.
  • Jonny T... kerebai... 2013/07/30 19:02:12
    Jonny The Frog
    ? so you don't want more money?
  • kerebai... Jonny T... 2013/08/05 18:31:51
    No, I don't.
  • Jonny T... kerebai... 2013/08/06 19:21:24
    Jonny The Frog
    well that's weird and not right
  • kerebai... Jonny T... 2013/08/26 13:36:24
    Opinion differs
  • Koja 2013/07/29 21:59:33
    I routinely tip 20%. It's easiest for me to multiply by 0.2 :-) Most of the problems I ever had had to do with the quality of the food or management errors so I don't like to take it out on the waiter/waitress
  • TombstoneJim 2013/07/29 21:51:51
    $100.00 - Nice lady took good care of me and I overheard her tell her frined she needed money for her sons school supplies. Bacon, eggs over medium, toast and school supplies coming right up :-)
  • kyle.littlejohn1 2013/07/29 20:07:14
    1,000,000 $ make it rain
  • fivecentfather 2013/07/29 19:47:45
    But don't give me any kudos because it was an accident. I left a 20 on a table once when I meant to leave a five. I wasn't too happy when I figured out what I did, but I suppose I made some waitress pretty happy. I figure she probably needed the money more that day than I did.
  • tuckakingswing 2013/07/29 19:06:57
    Big baller shot caller
  • tuckaki... tuckaki... 2013/07/29 19:14:55
  • Shelby. 2013/07/29 18:54:08
    ... I don't tip
    Lol. Tips?
  • LadyBichalot 2013/07/29 18:44:18
    My husband & I went to OutBack for dinner. Nothing special but our waiter made us feel as if WE were the ONLY patrons that night! That person loved his job and enjoyed people. Not to mention he was putting himself through collage...he's going somewhere great!
  • jacktown kid 2013/07/29 18:38:24
    ... I don't tip
    jacktown kid
    1 dollar
  • QC 2013/07/29 18:28:10
  • fooley177 2013/07/29 18:27:19
    Sometimes it feels good when people don't treat you like a schnora.
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