I didn’t tip the Outback Steakhouse – and got a rude tip back

Is always fresh in the background…literally.

A woman on TikTok shared that after she went to pick up her order at an Outback Steakhouse, they allegedly left a “passive-aggressive” note on her receipt after she didn’t leave a tip, sparking a debate in the comments.

The creator, who uses the username @blacartistrybyknicole on the social media app, has already reached 161,000 views on the video.

In the video she shows her receipt, which totaled $96.41. The “tip” section had been circled and starred, possibly by an Outback employee who worked at the restaurant.

“This was circled on my receipt,” he wrote in white text above a photo of the coupon. “Am I wrong not to tip for the realization? So I had to go get it.”

The user followed with the hashtags, “#OutbackSteakhousetripping” and “#Passiveaggressive.”

The Post was unable to reach @blacartistrybyknicole and was also reaching out to Outback Steakhouse for comment.

In the comments section of the video, viewers were split on what the proper etiquette is when it comes to tipping for takeout orders. Some agreed with the TikTok creator, saying the restaurant had a lot of “audacity” to be so passive-aggressive.

The user called the interaction "passive aggressive."
The user called the interaction “passive-aggressive”.
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“Wow!” the user wrote. “Their audacity. This subversive expectation is getting out of hand.”

Another agreed, commenting, “I can’t stand being expected to tip the same amount as a server when I pick up my meal. You put it in a bag, you did your job, congratulations.”

“I don’t tip for execution,” explained another. “Part of the reason we do it is because it’s cheaper since no one is waiting for us.”

One person even compared it to the self-checkout experience in a store.

“It’s like tipping the Walmart workers who watch me at the checkout. I do not tip for making,” they wrote.

A discussion ensued in the comments section of the post as viewers debated whether or not you should tip for a run order.
A debate ensued in the comments section of the TikTok post, as viewers debated whether or not you should be tipping an execution order.
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However, some felt it was rude not to.

“A server needs to make sure the order is correct, filled and ready for you. it should be tipped,” one viewer said.

Others agreed, writing one: “A server is likely putting your food together and making sure your order is correct. They get paid the same as the other servers and give tips.”

“I might tip a few bucks to do it,” added another.

It’s not the first time in recent months that a coup has hit the headlines. Starbucks fans were furious about the company’s new tipping feature at checkout. Card readers now give tip options of $1, $2, $5, a custom amount, or nothing.

A Starbucks employee named Tates Rylee even described the new system as causing “social anxiety” in a popular clip she posted on TikTok last year.