I personally have never been a waitress; honestly I know I am not cut out for that job. I know it takes a certain tenacity to wait on people, I have many friends that do it daily, so I respect waiters and waitresses and always tip. I even give delivery drivers the same respect and I have heard some terrible tip stories from them. I took on this assignment because I was curious myself as to who in the celebrity world would possibly not tip. As I did research on this article I was shocked and amazed at some of the stories. Some of my favorite celebrities are on the “Worst Celebrity Tippers” list all over the web! So here is my finding on celebrities with bad restaurant reputations.
Here are some celebrity bill totals and their tips. You tell me if they left a fair tip? Maybe they are feeling the recession too?
Bill: $350 Tip: $3
Bill: $142.44 Tip: $8
Bill: $450 Tip: $10
Bill: $450 Tip: $0
Bill: $223 Tip: $0
Bill: $210 Tip: $10
Bill: $452.52 Tip: $20
Bill: $175 Tip: $15
Bill: $700 Tip: $20
Bill: $228 Tip: $20
Bill: $251 Tip: $0 Bill: $500 Tip: $26
Madonna and former husband Guy Ritchie racked up a $400 bill at a West London restaurant. They left an $18 tip. There are stories of Madonna not leaving any tip at all. However I stumbled across a recent article about a generous tip the Queen of Pop left. Madonna had a bill about $50 at a Manhattan restaurant. She paid the waitress and walked out. The waitress came running out with bills in hand and said, “Wait you forgot your change?” Madonna turned to her and said, “No that is your tip.” She had left the waitress with about $40 in change.
Worst Behavior Award Nominees Are…
Britney Spears once threw some change on the ground at a valet and said, “Here’s your tip!”
David Lee Roth former Van Halen front man is Mr. Demanding. He almost always sends his food back!
Dan Marino supposedly will not speak to the wait staff he has someone in his group do it for him.
David Byrne of the Talking Heads never leaves a dime! Ever!
Paul McCartney former member of the Beatles left a restaurant too drunk one night to leave a tip!
Did you know Tiger Woods doesn’t carry cash on him? Well that is his reason for never leaving a tip.
Some celebrities leave interesting tips behind. Not always money! Jeremy Piven once left an autographed copy of the first season of Entourage as a tip. Usher is said to have left an autograph photo from time to time as a tip. However it also said he is notorious for trying to get someone else to pick up the tab. I know celebrity autographs are worth money but come on now, for a tip? I guess perhaps it is better than leaving nothing. Well maybe.
From the Wait Staff Mouths
While researching this article I came across an interesting site, www.stainedapron.com, which is full of anonymous posts from waiters and waitresses throughout the United States. This site allows wait staff members to leave comments on their celebrity experiences. It even has their own compiled list of best and worst behaved celebrities called Saints and Scum. This site is a worthwhile browse.
Here are the source articles on Celebrities with Bad Restaurant Reputations for more information: