By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — If you’re going out to eat this weekend, are you planning to tip the wait staff at restaurants or others who provide you service?READ MORE: Woman Dies After Being Shot In Homewood Early On Monday Morning
A study by creditcards.com suggests there’s a big difference as to who the big tippers are.
At a taping of the Sunday Business Page with Jon Delano, Senior Analyst Ted Rossman said across the board, Millennials and Gen Z’ers – those under 40 – are inconsistent tippers, often not tipping at all.READ MORE: PROSPR Now: Pine Richland Volunteer Parent Group Calls District's Response To Sexual Assault Allegations Into Question
And that includes failing to tip hairstylists and barbers, food delivery people, taxi and rideshare drivers, and even restaurant workers.
“For example, at sit-down restaurants, where I think tipping basically should be universal, there was a huge disparity,” Rossman said. “Only 56% of Gen Z’ers and 58% of Millennials said that they were always tipping the wait staff. That compares to 80% of Gen X’ers and 88% of Baby Boomers, and a similar trend played out in other categories.”
One positive note for those under 40 – when they do tip, they tend to tip more generously than older folks, the study found.MORE NEWS: Giant Eagle Reinstates Mask Requirements For Employees Regardless Of Vaccination Status
You can watch Jon’s full interview on this subject on the Sunday Business Page during KDKA’s Sunday Morning News.