Consumers' new frugality doesn't extend to tipping

10/7/2010 | Orlando Sentinel (Fla.)

Americans may be dining out less often, but they're not cutting back on tips when they do opt for restaurant meals. In South Florida, 91% of respondents to a recent Zagat survey said they're tipping as much as they always have, and 4% reported increasing their gratuities. Servers at Havana's Cuban Cuisine never opt to add the 18% the establishment allows on larger parties, as their tips are higher when they leave the amount up to the guest.

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