I just started a new job at a nice Italian place. I've trained twice with a guy named Carl. He told me the tip out is 6% of sales, period. When we worked, he was alone with three busboys. They were amazing: served his food, wrapped his food, stayed on top of everything. The bartender was the owner, whe also SERVED drinks when Carl was busy (pretty cool, right?)
I overheard him tell a girl last night that he rang $600 in sales.
Assuming he got 18%, that is $108 in tips, right?
And if he tips out 6% of sales, that's $36
which means he walks with $72.
Does that sound right to you? Basically he's tipping bus, bar & expo.