If they’re doing it to regulars, then they are pretty dumb, in my opinion. People don’t skip out on bills at restaurants that they frequent with regularity. What’s the point? They’ll just want you to pay the next time you are there.
“Theyll just want you to pay the next time you are there.”
Very true. In my pre-Dave Ramsey days, there was a local tavern that I would frequent quite regularly. Usually, I had cash and would pay as I was consuming, however on one particularly celebratory night I started a tab and completely forgot about it. They certainly had it ready for me and of course carried over the LARGE tip for the bartender that worked that evening!
I was rather appreciative that they kept it for me and told me about it, rather than to take any other action or to just be bitter against me on future visits!
Its NYC, regular is a broad term. Is he there twice a year or twice a week.
I’d wager its twice a year.