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A question about Sonic

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by chained2thedesk, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. OK, so a Sonic opened near my home about a year ago, and usually I grab something at the drive-thru on my way to work or wherever.

    The other night I went and parked there to eat with myy wife and daughter.

    We ordered and the car hop came with our food.

    I paid and she left.

    Suddenly it hit me, and I asked my wife, "Should I have tipped her?'

    So I ask my SJ brethern: Anybody out there tip Sonic car-hops?
  2. Madhavok

    Madhavok Active Member

    I haven't been to a Sonic in probably ten years. I don't think we tipped her, then again, I think it was a friend of a friend.
  3. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    We've been down this road before.

    Sonic employees do not make a waitstaff wage, they make full minimum wage (at least). There is no need to tip them.

    Personally, I only tip at Sonic if they're on roller skates.
  4. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    i've known some sonic carhops who made way above minimum wage
  5. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Before I clicked, I knew this would be the question.

    If you pay by credit card at Sonic, there is no line to write in a tip. You be the judge.
  6. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    I always tip. If they're schlepping it to my car in the summer heat or winter cold, they get a bonus from me.
  7. Sorry to have dredged up an already-beaten-to-death topic, but I didn't know the answer, and I figured maybe some other Sonic newbies (or SportsJournalists.com newbies, for that matter) might learn something from my curiosity.
  8. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Here's something to learn from your curiosity: Sonic's onion rings suck if you don't eat them when they're piping hot.
  9. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    He's a Hedgehog, but not The Hedgehog.
  10. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    Here's what it looks like when Sonic gets mugged:

  11. jps

    jps Active Member

    is 30 feet technically schlepping?
    no tipping here. geez. you tip the kid at burger king that holds your food out the window? what if you have to pull up and wait for fresh fries and someone brings it to your car? nope.
  12. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    i don't think they even expect to be tipped anymore
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