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 

RestaurantDelivery?AddressPhone No.Hours
American Legion Post #11no 1325 G Ave. 5203465171Mon 4-6 p.m. Tues. Tacos 11-7p.m. Fri. Dinner 4:30-7p.m.
El Asadero de Guerono 569 Pan American Ave. 520364638310:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri & Sat until 11 p.m.
Blueberry Cafe no 1113 G Ave.52036432229 a.m.-1 p.m. closed on Sun & Mon 
Border Taco yes 103 Fifth Street 52036469169 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Chatita’s Mexican Foodyes 301 10th Street 520364114411 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Chicken 2 Go no 447 Eighth Street 520364658511 a.m. to 6:40 p.m. closed Monday
Dairy Queen no 51 Fifth Street 520364254110 a.m. to 10 p.m. 
Las Brasas no 1750 E 10th Street 520364334111 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon-Sat 12 to 8 p.m. on Sun.
El Burron no 108 Cochise Ave.520805014111 a.m to 9 p.m. Sun-Thurs. until 11 p.m. Fri-Sat
El Chefyes 1057 11th Street 52036457658 a.m. to 4 p.m. closed Monday
The Grand Cafe no 1119 G Ave.520364234411 a.m. to 5 p.m. closed Wednesday
El Pato no 524 Eighth Street 52036411976 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Golden Time Restaurant call 1855 10th Street520364319111 a.m. to 8 p.m.
La Fiesta Cafecall 1844 10th Street 520805003310:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Sunday 
Lai Lai’s Chinese no 1341 F Ave.520364883811 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Pizzaramano 515 Pan American Ave.520364646411 a.m. to 9 p.m. closed Monday 
Pizza Hutyes 300 Pan American Ave.520364737510:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. 
Palo Verde Stop n Gono 3219 N Washington Ave.5203643363Tues-Fri 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat & Sun 12-6 p.m.
Rinconcito del Sabor no Eighth Street and F Ave.52036412107 a.m. to 6 p.m. open until 3 p.m. on Sunday 
Sushi de Papa no1927 A Ave.5203646105Mon-Thurs 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fri & Sat until 9 p.m. closed on Tuesday