Research indicates black Americans really do tip waiters less than whites Americans, but likely as part of a cycle: waiters resist serving African Americans, or they provide poorer service, which discourages blacks from patronizing table-service restaurants.
Mythbusters tested breast size and its correlation with cash tips received by a restaurant server – they found men tipped their large-boobed server 30% more, but women tipped her 40% more.
Elvis Presley once asked his limo driver, “Do you own this limo or do you work for the company?” He responded, “I work for the company.” Elvis said “Well, you own it now.” The limo driver’s tip was the limo.
In Chicago in 1918 one hundred waiters were taken into custody for poisoning the drinks of people who tipped them poorly.
According to the research from Cornell Hotel School, assumption that black people tip less is actually true.
A police officer offered to split a lottery ticket with a waitress at his favorite restaurant in Yonkers, NY in place of a tip. The ticket was a winner worth $6 million, which he split with her without hesitation. “If I say I’ll do something, I do it. I hope money never changes me.”