HONOLULU (KHON2) — Despite rising food costs, inflation and labor constraints, restaurants are seeing a strong demand in customers tipping more, according to a recent study by software provider Toast Inc.

The company’s Q2 Restaurant Trends Report showed that tips are up nearly 10% compared to last year. Average tip size didn’t vary significantly, but some states were more generous than others.

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Even with inflation, consumers generally tipped well, paying an average tip of 16.9% at quick-service restaurants and 19.6% at full-service restaurants. However, those who got delivery or takeout were less likely to tip as much, tipping an average of 14.5%.

According to data from applicable restaurants on the Toast platform where a tip was added to the order via a credit card or digital payment, these are the Top 10 states with the most and least generous tippers.


#1 Indiana: Avg. tip of 21%

#2 West Virginia: Avg. tip of 20.8%

#3 Ohio: Avg. tip of 20.7%

#4 Delaware: Avg. tip of 20.7%

#5 Kentucky: Avg. tip of 20.7%

#6 Wyoming: Avg. tip of 20.5%

#7 New Hampshire: Avg. tip of 20.4%

#8 Wisconsin: Avg. tip of 20.3%

#9 South Carolina: Avg. tip of 20.3%

#10 Pennsylvania: Avg. tip of 20.2%


#1 California: Avg. tip of 17.5%

#2 Washington: Avg. tip of 18.3%

#3 Florida: Avg. tip of 18.5%

#4 New York: Avg. tip of 18.5%

#5 Hawaii: Avg. tip of 18.8%

#6 Texas: Avg. tip of 18.8%

#7 Nevada: Avg. tip of 18.8%

#8 Louisiana: Avg. tip of 18.9%

#9 New Jersey: Avg. tip of 18.9%

#10 Arkansas: Avg. tip of 18.9%

According to data from applicable restaurants on the Toast platform:

  • Full-service and quick-service restaurants grew at a similar rate, up 18% and 17% respectively, in Q2 2022 compared to Q1 2022.
  • Dining in-person grew nearly 22% in Q2 2022 compared to Q1 2022.
  • Takeout and delivery grew about 6% in Q2 2022 compared to Q1 2022.

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The Toast platform has approximately 68,000 locations in the U.S. as of June 30, 2022. To see the full Q2 2022 Restaurant Trends Report, click here.