Americans are tipping less than a year ago
Published: Mar. 27, 2023 at 8:20 AM EDT
(CNN) - The number of places that accept tips for services is increasing, but gratuities are going down.
According to Toast, a restaurant management-based software company, close to 50% of fast-food restaurants now ask customers if they would like to give a little extra pay to staff. That is a 10% increase from three years ago.
Americans, however, are being tight with their wallets.
During the last quarter, the percentage of people who tip at quick-service establishments like McDonald’s and Starbucks was 15.9%.
Last year, it was 16.4%.
Inflation is among the reasons why analysts say some people are tipping less.
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