Comment: Do you mean the server is

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Do you mean the server is

Do you mean the server is taxed 15% on his/her wages or (declared) tips? Is there a food tax already on the bill that the customer has to pay? Many restaurants just total the bill so that the customer is adding tip to tax. The customer has made no contract with the server or else they would get to choose which server they prefer. The server has made a contract with the restaurant owner. The customer is bringing custom to the restaurant owner. Was the mandatory 18% service charge posted and the customer made aware of this in this particular case or not?