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Woman loses it after restaurant adds automatic $44 gratuity to her bill

Niamh Shackleton

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Woman loses it after restaurant adds automatic $44 gratuity to her bill

Featured Image Credit: binkssofamous/TikTok

A woman was left unimpressed when she was hit with an unexpected $44 tip on her bill.

There's long been a debate over what is deemed an appropriate amount to tip, and evidently this woman thought $44 was too much.

The TikToker, who goes by @binkssofamous, shared a clip to her page earlier this month and it's so far generated five million views.

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In the video, she is seen chatting to two members of waiting on staff at the Sugar Factory and asks: "What is gradtity and why is it $44? Who is gradtity?"

The two waitresses laugh nervously as one of them explains that its a tip.

"A tip?" she says back. "Y'all can put that s**t on now?"

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She captioned the video: "Nahhhh the @Sugar Factory got me a lil TIGHT !!!!!

"Tf is GRADTITY !!!!!!!!"

Her reaction has sparked an online debate between fellow TikTok users on whether they think $44 is too much or not.

"Sugar Factory adds 20 percent automatically which is insane," one person claimed, as another said: "I feel like tip culture should only apply to food delivery, and transportation."

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The woman enquired about the extra $44 on her bill. Credits: binkssofamous/TikTok
The woman enquired about the extra $44 on her bill. Credits: binkssofamous/TikTok

"They need to calm down with that damn gratuity tip," said someone else.

"Gratuity should be paid according to the service that was given. It should never be expected. We tip high, but not if the service is s**t," fumed a different person.

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"People complaining about gratuity being added automatically have obviously never been a server," wrote one person.

"That's exactly why there is gratuity. Point made," another person said.

Someone else weighed in: "Working in this industry I totally understand. Gratuity is split between servers, runners, cooks etc."

"It is literally written on the menu that it is added! And the service is always fantastic!" another insisted.

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It's safe to say she wasn't impressed. Credits: binkssofamous/TikTok
It's safe to say she wasn't impressed. Credits: binkssofamous/TikTok

In a second clip shared to @binkssofamous' page, you see the Sugar Factory staff performing their famed celebration dance for a customer.

The TikToker went on to imply that the over the top dancing that they have to do is 'exactly why they added that damn tip to my bill'.

UNILAD has contacted Sugar Factory for a comment.

Tipping has always been a divisive topic. As the cost of living soars, the amount diners are expected to tip has risen from 15 percent to 20 percent, with 25 percent being the 'gold standard'.

One served told Bloomberg: "When I first started almost a decade ago, a 15 percent tip was normal. Now if I received that, I would be questioning what I did wrong."

Topics: News, TikTok, Viral, Food and Drink, Money

Niamh Shackleton
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