Originally Posted by Lono
Why should a restaurant be allowed to make you pay a tip? I tip pretty generously if my server is good but I don't like the "you have to tip this amount". That usually means, my drink stays unfilled and they don't give you near as much service as the guy next door who they have to suck up to so they get a tip.
It's part of the bill, that's why. They can charge whatever they want. It's the price you pay for overloading them with a large group.
If it's added into the bill, then pay it. If it's not, then I definitely agree with not tipping if you don't want to.