Is a customer expected to pay a tip when he/she picks up a take-out order at the restaurant? There are many restaurants which do the take-out order (customers call/stop by to place an order, and come back to pick up the take out order). I think there should not be a tip because there is nothing to "tip" about (instead, the customer should get the discount because he/she is not occupying the table at the restaurant, not taking waitress's time, is not using their eating utensils, etc). But, when I pay with a credit card, there is the tip line on the receipt I need to sign (so, I am thinking the restaurant wants to get tips). I only give tips when the receipeints deserve or erarn my tips. Or, am I supposed to tip for a take out order?