Tipping servers and take-out deliverers

It is customary to tip servers while dining-in, while picking up take out and when receiving a take-out delivery at home. With dining-in no longer an option during the pandemic, servers are losing a significant amount of tips. Now, due to COVID19, workers of restaurants doing deliveries depend on your tips even more.

Minimum Wage Laws 

  • The minimum wage in Arizona is $12 an hour, but as of 2020. Arizona law allows employers to count tips as part of a server’s hourly wage. This means servers can be paid as little as $9 an hour, as long as they earn at least $3 in tips per hour to bring their compensation up to at least $12 an hour, total. 
  • If a server does not make at least $3 in tips per hour, they are entitled to earn the full minimum wage. An employer is legally obligated to make up for those missing tips by adding that difference to the employee’s paycheck. However, it’s common within the industry for this law to not be followed or enforced and employees often make less than minimum wage. 

Tip Basics

  • The basic rule of tips, under federal and Arizona law, is that they belong to the employee, not the employer. Employers can’t require employees to hand over their tips unless the establishment has a tip pool. 
  • Under federal law and in most states, employees can be required to pay part of their tips into a tip pool to be shared evenly with other employees. 

Restaurants that offer take-out and delivery in Douglas 

Restaurant Delivery? Address Phone No. Hours
American Legion Post #11 no  1325 G Ave.  5203465171 Mon 4-6 p.m. Tues. Tacos 11-7p.m. Fri. Dinner 4:30-7p.m.
El Asadero de Guero no  569 Pan American Ave.  5203646383 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri & Sat until 11 p.m.
Blueberry Cafe  no  1113 G Ave. 5203643222 9 a.m.-1 p.m. closed on Sun & Mon 
Border Taco  yes  103 Fifth Street  5203646916 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Chatita’s Mexican Food yes  301 10th Street  5203641144 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Chicken 2 Go  no  447 Eighth Street  5203646585 11 a.m. to 6:40 p.m. closed Monday
Dairy Queen  no  51 Fifth Street  5203642541 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 
Las Brasas  no  1750 E 10th Street  5203643341 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Sat 12 to 8 p.m. on Sun.
El Burron  no  108 Cochise Ave. 5208050141 11 a.m to 9 p.m. Sun-Thurs. until 11 p.m. Fri-Sat
El Chef yes  1057 11th Street  5203645765 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. closed Monday
The Grand Cafe  no  1119 G Ave. 5203642344 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. closed Wednesday
El Pato  no  524 Eighth Street  5203641197 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Golden Time Restaurant  call  1855 10th Street 5203643191 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
La Fiesta Cafe call  1844 10th Street  5208050033 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Sunday 
Lai Lai’s Chinese  no  1341 F Ave. 5203648838 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Pizzarama no  515 Pan American Ave. 5203646464 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. closed Monday 
Pizza Hut yes  300 Pan American Ave. 5203647375 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. 
Palo Verde Stop n Go no  3219 N Washington Ave. 5203643363 Tues-Fri 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat & Sun 12-6 p.m.
Rinconcito del Sabor  no  Eighth Street and F Ave. 5203641210 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. open until 3 p.m. on Sunday 
Sushi de Papa  no 1927 A Ave. 5203646105 Mon-Thurs 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fri & Sat until 9 p.m. closed on Tuesday