Denver Has Some of The Most Generous Tippers in America
By Shawn Patrick on March 10, 2023
Servers depend on tips to make money and after being on the job for a while, most develop a good sense about who’s going to be a good tipper and who isn’t. That intuition may come in handy, but a new report reveals which cities have the most generous tippers. And the one topping the list is a little surprising.
Restaurant software firm Toast looked at metropolitan areas to determine which one is the best tipping city. They looked only at transactions where the tip was added on a credit card or digital payment, so it doesn’t include those paid in cold, hard cash.
The cities with the most generous tippers are:
- Cleveland: 20.6%
- Denver: 19.8%
- Salt Lake City: 19.6%
- Phoenix: 19.5%
- Richmond: 19.3%
- Chicago: 19.3%
- New Orleans: 19.0%
- New York: 18.7%
- Washington, D.C.: 18.6%
- Seattle: 18.0%
- Los Angeles: 17.5%
- San Francisco: 17.0%
How is the highest tip average only 20.6%? Isn’t that the bare minimum for good service?