UK consumers are most likely to tip a waiter over any other profession, according to research by British marketplace OnBuy.com
A survey of 2,000 adults revealed 88% of Brits always tip a waiter with the majority (57%) doing so because they feel “it is traditional to do so”. A further 26% said they only tip because they feel ashamed not to, and 14% admitted that they wouldn’t tip if they were out on their own.
Three in 10 Brits would still tip at a restaurant even if they received mediocre service due to the social stigma attached to not tipping, with 41% too embarrassed to ask for service charge to be removed from a bill.
It was also revealed that men were far more likely to tip than women, while 11% of consumers never leave a tip.