Quebecers bad tippers, according to Americans
Some Vermont waiters and waitresses are complaining that Canadian tourists don't tip well.
It has become such a problem, that some servers have admitted to adding a 15 to 18 per cent charge on their bill just because the customers are from the north, a policy that isn't legal for groups under 6.
Vermont's Splash café owner Barbara Bardin says she loves Quebec tourists, but admits they've developed a reputation of being bad tippers.
"Unfortunately, that has been the case," says Bardin. "In one case, on a $150 bill the customer left a dollar, and maybe some change."
Bardin blames the problem on a lack of education. She says what many people probably do not know is that servers in the U.S. only earn $4,10 an hour, so they rely heavily on tips.
She adds that although it has happened, she does not want her servers to be adding a charge to Canadian customers' bills. Insstead, she suggests they just explain the tip policy to them.