Originally Posted by Aerogirl
I know of zero restaurants that add gratuity for parties of 7 or less, it’s on 8 or more. I'm more than familiar with the restaurant business and it must be stated on the menu or contract if your adding a service charge on any size party.
I have been to a number of restaurants that add 18% before you sit down...in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York...check the desaki restaurant in Pennsylvania for starters. Not only do they charge 18 % but when they give you the check they have a space for a added tip when you use your credit card..Most people don't see the extra fine print on the menu at the very bottom on the last page....in Desaki it states "a 18% gratuity will be added per table"...many more restaurants I can name.
I do understand that a majority are 7 or 8 people or more for the 18%..but lots of restaurants around the country are starting this very annoying practice.