I know that these threads on tipping always get huge responses so here goes: I used to deliver pizzas for a long time and the one thing that always bothered me was getting stiffed or a lousy tip - the rationale being that if you don't want to pay for the tip you can pick it up yourself. Anyway, I sometimes get food to go at restaurants because I don't feel like paying for an overpriced soft drink and the tip. I wanted to ask this: 1. Are you supposed to leave a tip when getting food to go at a restaurant? 2. While waiting at the bar for my food and I am asked if I want a drink. I assume that this is complementary, but sometimes it pisses me off that they charge for it when I really didn't want one in the first place.