Why do I have to tip?
Tipping in the U.S. can always cause some confusion among international students, tourists, etc. In most countries tips are either built into the bill or are not expected, however, in the US, many industries RELY on tips to make their wages and tipping is necessary!
Tipping (also called Gratuity) is EXPECTED when dining out in the United States. People who work in the service industry (restaurants, bars, etc.) receive only minimum wage (between $2-$8 per hour) and the rest of their income comes from tips!