New polls says Millennials are bad tippers

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HOUSTON, TX – When dining out, how much do you tip?

Houstonians vary on the amount that ranges from 15% to 20%.

Then there’s Gen X and Gen Y, 18 to 34-years-olds who are also known as Millennials. Their tipping strategy is more cost effective.

This demographic of society loves to wine and dine; but a Harris Poll reveals Millennials are aren’t great when it comes to gratuity and often tip way below the national average. The main reason, they’re used to restaurants like Chipotle and Panera where there’s no waitress or waiter so they’re “uninformed” as to how much they should be tipping.

Some know how much but are pinching their pennies for other things.

“Just because of like loans and debt and everything, we have to make sure that, that gets paid off before anything else,” says one recent college grad.

4 out of 10 Millennials are overwhelmed by debt from student loans, credit cards and mortgages. You don’t have to be a millennial to understand debt.

So here’s a little food for thought or a tip for everyone —  if you can’t afford to tip your server at least 15% for good service, then just stick with fast food.