I usually pay cash for everything, so I avoid this awkward situation altogether. But today, I had to use my card as I didn't have enough cash when I got lunch a little while ago. It seems just in the last couple years that there has been a proliferation of places that hit you up for a tip on the receipt when you pay, even when it's the kind of place where you order at a counter and have no waitress, or when you just stop in someplace to grab something to go. While I realize restaurants where you have the option of sitting down and being served use the same system to print the receipt whether or not you sit down or take it to go, I feel like just a few years back this wasn't the case. And even so, what's the deal with restaurants the just plain don't have the option of a server, like a deli counter? Why are they hitting you up for a tip at all on the receipt? Maybe it's just me but I really hate getting hit up for a tip like that, especially at a place like a deli counter where I'm ordering and then they see me draw a line through the tip field before they make my food. That said, I am a VERY generous tipper and even in the absolute worst service I pretty much always leave 15% or more. Really though, my tips are usually 25%+/-. But I've really grown to despise using my card at places like this where they shamelessly hit you up for a tip when you have no waitress, mainly because it's awkward and uncomfortable for me not to tip even though I always do tip when I have real service to tip for. I'm sure someone will come in here and say I should tip them for making my food, but does anyone do that at a sit down restaurant? No, of course not - people tip their server and only their server, the cooks in the back are on an hourly/minimum wage. So why should I tip the cooks at the deli counter? Discuss.