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From: [an eater]
Date: Friday, April 22, 2011
To: Eater Complaints Department
Subject: Rounding to the Nearest Dollar at Hung Ry
Maybe I am behind the times but I had an experience this week that surprised me. Will the Eater hordes agree?
I had lunch with a friend at Hung Ry, a spot I have visited a number of times. The bill was $44.59 and we paid cash. When the little leather folder came back, it held only bills. Thinking the waiter had made a mistake, I let him know as we left that he could keep the coin change as part of his tip.
The waiter informed me that the restaurant doesn't give out coin change and they "round up or down" to the nearest dollar. When I told him that this practice surprised me he told me that "every restaurant I have worked in does it."
I have never had this happen before and neither have any of the friends I have mentioned it to. Round up or down a nickel, sure. Round DOWN the bill even more, fine. But round UP half a dollar? Not okay in my opinion.
What do the Eater hordes think? Old news or new rules?