There’s a reason why restaurant servers dislike discount coupons, gift cards and freebie deals: They get shortchanged when the final bill is tallied.
Are you one of those discount-seeking diners who leaves a lousy tip?
Here are a few signs that you just may be one:
1. You use a coupon that considerably lowers the cost of your meal — but you tip on the discounted amount.
2. Your party splits the bill four ways. You pay your fair share of the gratuity, but say nothing when your table mates leave woefully low tips. Did you not all enjoy the same meal and level of service?
3. You pay your bill with a gift card and think it magically covers the tip.
What’s the proper way to tip on a discounted meal or gift card-purchased meal?
At Francesca’s Pizza & Restaurant, husband and wife team Danielle Vallone and Tasos Kentimenos bake their bread fresh daily, handcraft the marinara and all the classic dishes. Kentimenos is a master of the pizza crust — he turns out a nicely crisp, but substantial crust.
The eatery offers a nice wine and craft beer menu, ample, fresh salads and tasty appetizers.
Dining deal: Spend $15 (before tax and tip) at Francesca’s and get a free appetizer plate of mozzarella sticks, fried ravioli, zucchini sticks or garlic bread with cheese. The offer is good until Nov. 30 and cannot be combined with any other discounts.