Now we love smoothies and Smoothie King is by far our favorite place to drink one.  We have tried really hard to think about the difficulties of making a smoothie but can’t seem to find any hardships with this job. That’s why when we come into Smoothie King and see a tip jar we are confused. What exactly are we tipping for? Are we tipping for putting ice and fruit in a blender? Or are we tipping for pouring the liquid into a cup?

Your not going above and beyond the call of duty at Smoothie King so what is the tip for? Have any of you ever tipped a Smoothie King employee and if so why?

Lime Taqueria

Posted: August 15, 2011 in Worth The Tip

Lime Taqueria

4600 w. Village Place
Smyrna, GA 30080

 

Lime we believe is worth the tip. The food is not the best Mexican there is but the fajitas are tasty. The real prize with Lime in our opinion is their Margaritas. The Margarita’s are fairly priced and great tasting. They use just the right amount of tequila without making the drink too strong. Also try their Mojitos and Daiquiris.

This is a great mid to late night spot. On a warm night feel free to sit outside and relax.

Scalini’s

Posted: August 11, 2011 in Worth The Tip

Scalini’s

2390 Cobb Parkway Southeast
Smyrna, GA 30080

Scalini’s has continued to treat us well. We have had dinner at this establishment many times and every time we have eaten there we have received great customer service. From the moment you walk through the door, you are greeted by a friendly host/hostess. No matter how busy the restaurant is, once your seated drink orders are taking within a reasonable amount of time. You don’t have to ask for refills, as the servers refill your drink when they see you are about to finish.

The food tastes great and always comes out piping hot. We’ve had a variety of dishes there, including appetizers, and have never been disappointed. We love the fried ravioli and seem to get it every time we eat there. There is also a deal for birthdays so make sure you go for one of your birthdays.

When it seems like a lot of businesses don’t value their customers, Scalini’s does a good job making sure the customer feels at home and is appreciated. This place is definitely worth the TIP.

 

Hibachi Grill

3565 Austell Rd SW

Marietta, GA 3000

This Hibachi Grill is similar to most traditional Asian buffets except that they don’t serve crab legs. They do have blue crab, and while they are good, they just don’t offer as much meat as the snow crab legs. They also have a hibachi grill section where you can select your meat and ingredients to be cooked on the grill. The hibachi (Chef) had a tip jar by his station.  Now why would we tip you for doing your job? We paid to get in already and you’re not waiting on us.  Overall the food was decent and price was fair ($9.99 per person), but the service we received from our waitress was horrible. This has to be one of the worst waitresses a customer can come across.

Normally at buffets, your plates are removed from your table but this particular waitress let them continue to stack up and sometimes came over and just took away a plate or two. We were brought water to start off our meal and unfortunately that was the last time she came by to even inquire about our drink. We continually placed our glasses to the edge of the table so when she was walking by she could clearly see our drinks were empty. The place was not busy at this time so she only had one other table.  She seemed to go out of her way to avoid looking in our direction.

At the end of the meal we were so thirsty that we literally stood up and walked over to the back area and asked for a refill of our water. She was clearly embarrassed and filled our glasses with water. Afterwards she came to the table with our check and had the biggest smile on her face. She asked if everything was OK and if we enjoyed ourselves. We were thinking, who is this person?  Clearly she was working for a tip. Too bad she was horrible for the first 99% of our time in her section.

In our opinion, servers at buffets barely deserve a tip as it is, so we at least expect them to be polite. I would gladly take away my own plates and fill my own drink if I could.  Do you feel that servers at buffets deserve to be tipped? Why or why not?

Moe’s is a good place to get a quick fix to quench your appetite for Mexican food. Whether you want a quesadilla, taco, or burrito, each option is fairly priced. They have plenty of ingredients to add to your meal as well.  Not every location but most have a wheat tortilla option now for those who are trying to eat as healthy as possible. The service is quick all the way down until you get to the cash register.

Like so many establishments now, a tip jar of some sort greets you as you pay for your meal. Moe’s decided to put a twist on the tip jar and has placed a gas container next to the register with a sign on it saying “Gas money for the crew.” Not trying to be insensitive but carpool if it’s that big of an issue. Gas is expensive for anyone and we are already paying for the food. I’m not paying to help you get to work. Take the bus if it’s that big of a problem. You don’t deserve a tip for putting meat on a tortilla. You don’t deserve it for adding cheese and lettuce either.

I have no problem going behind the counter and fixing my food myself if it’s so hard and you feel you need a tip. Love the food, but please LOSE THE GAS CONTAINER.  Don’t you agree?