Upstate and Western New Yorkers are Cheap

GrubHub collected credit card and PayPal data on restaurants nationwide to identify how much tip wait staff earned on average.  The results showed that Upstate and Western New York diners are cheap – tipping way below national and regional averages.  Pizza delivery people make 30-70% of their compensation from tips.  In this area, they average only 12-13% in tips.  Here’s how our region rated:

Worst U.S. Cities for Tipping:

1. Syracuse, New York – 12.1%

2. Ithaca, New York – 12.8%

4. Rochester, New York – 13.4%