Tips are the property of the employees who earn the tips. However the company has established rules for the collection, storage, and handling of tips as follows:
The cash tips left by customers and cash tips converted from tips listed on credit card receipts, are pooled together and shared equally by the servers/cooks on duty. This pooling arrangement is because of the openness of our operation, the cross-training we do, and the method of customer service in which servers take orders and help the cook(s) get the food prepared quickly, as well as the cooks coming out and delivering food or collecting sales when needed.
1) All tips must go into the tip pool container immediately upon collection.
2) Carry the tips in your hand in plain open view - never in pocket.
3) Stay out of the tips! The tips remain in the container throughout the shift.
4) The tips will get split equally as follows:
Trainees do not share in tips until they are completely and officially off of training. Trainees may, under watch by the trainer, collect tips from tables and convert credit card tips to cash. However, such tips must be handed to the trainer or be deposited into the tip container immediately.