Restaurant-goers leaving bigger tips

September 25, 2012 7:24:43 PM PDT
How much do you tip your server at a restaurant? A new study shows the acceptable amount is creeping up.

A study at Cornell University found customers are leaving well over 15-18 percent.

The survey checked 9,000 credit card receipts in the New York area. More than one-third of customers left their servers close to 25 percent.

More businesses are also putting out tip jars, and posting signs inviting a gratuity. suggests, 20 percent if your server did a good job, more if the meal includes wine and 5-10 percent in a tip jar.