It's common practice across the world that when dining out at a restaurant patrons tip waiting staff.
But a listener to John Maytham's show on CapeTalk has revealed the manager of a restaurant in McGregor refused to allow him to leave a gratuity for the server, stating "we pay them well enough".
Jeff Rosenberg, chairperson of Fedhasa Cape, the umbrella body for the hospitality industry, says he's never heard anything like it.
I was absolutely horrified when I heard of this... It's a common trend worldwide, that for good service, you leave a gratuity.— Jeff Rosenberg, Chairperson - Fedhasa Cape
It seems ludicrous that one would prevent a patron giving a gratuity to a staff member for good service.— Jeff Rosenberg, Chairperson - Fedhasa Cape
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