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Noka AYCE sushi forcing tip

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Noka AYCE sushi forcing tip

I'm not sure if other AYCE sushi places are doing this,
but instead of Noka sushi on Bloor (near Spadina) raising their $20.99 dinner price
they are now forcing a 12% gratuity charge. (even if it's just one person)
Last edited by playnicee1 on Dec 22nd, 2015 12:38 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Anytime I see that I just pay the "forced" tip and that's it. In many cases I would probably have given 15 or even 18% but hey, you insisted on 10%, so there it is.

The flipside though is how many people don't tip? I don't even want to know how many cheapskates there are for every good reasonable person out there.
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Tons of AYCE uptown do this (Markham, Richmond Hill) I love it. I would've given 15% or more in some instances and now they save me 3-5% :)
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Spiderpal93 wrote: Tons of AYCE uptown do this (Markham, Richmond Hill) I love it. I would've given 15% or more in some instances and now they save me 3-5% :)
This. This is regular practice. I just pay what they ask. Not a penny more or less.
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If that's the case, I pay via cash and leave the exact total before tip.
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The term "forced gratuity" or "mandatory gratuity" is an oxymoron. Any type of this activity should be banned.
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The forced gratuity is bad but worse is when they enforce this and they don't tell the customer..

I have accidently tipped on top of mandatory gratuity...man, that is the worst!!

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In that case, I will 'forced' myself to eat 2% more food (than norm) to get my $ worth.
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death_hawk wrote: If that's the case, I pay via cash and leave the exact total before tip.
They cannot force you to pay a gratuity. It's very sneaky especially when they don't tell you before hand, and some people end up double tipping.
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dilligafeh wrote: It's very sneaky especially when they don't tell you before hand, and some people end up double tipping.
Does no one check their bill before blindly paying?
Having been on both sides, everyone makes mistakes.
I've been charged things that I didn't order and have billed others (on accident) for things they didn't order.
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death_hawk wrote: Does no one check their bill before blindly paying?
Having been on both sides, everyone makes mistakes.
I've been charged things that I didn't order and have billed others (on accident) for things they didn't order.
Many just check the items and the total ,missing the gratuity charge, especially when drinking and talking etc. Most times I have a good idea what the total amount will be and if within 10-15$ usually don't bother checking the items if I'm having a conversation at the table and just add tip and pay.
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If you don't want to tip the standard rate then eat at home. You're all so cheap and complain about everything.
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iamskyhigh wrote: If you don't want to tip the standard rate then eat at home. You're all so cheap and complain about everything.
I do tip a standard rate. But if the service (legitimately) sucks I have zero problems leaving $0.01 since it takes forethought to leave such a small amount.
I also have no problems leaving WELL above the "standard" rate if the service is outstanding. I've tipped over 100% before on a regular priced check.
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iamskyhigh wrote: If you don't want to tip the standard rate then eat at home. You're all so cheap and complain about everything.
What's the standard rate?
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playnicee1 wrote: What's the standard rate?
There is none.

If this is the way they want to do it (and pay fair wage to employees) then just include it in the food list price and have a no tipping policy. Done.
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The standard "mandatory tip" is 0.
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There are restaurants in the US now no longer accepting tips but raised menu prices by 20% or something like that.

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