Waiting Tables? Wearing Red Will Get You Better Tips
4:00 pm, August 4th | by Amy Tennery
Female waitresses who wear red tend to get better tips from men than when they’re wearing other colors, according to a new study from the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research. Men: Like Bulls With Wallets.
The study, which had waitresses wear t-shirts in a variety of colors during their shifts, also found that women customers were unmoved by their lady waitresses outfits. (Good job, gals.) And curiously, no one appears to have checked on what happens when a guy in red (or any other color) drops food off at your table.
Why is this happening? The Huffington Post suggested that since red is seen as a “sexy” color, men subconsciously perceive women in red as sexier, even if they are wearing a modest-looking t-shirt. It’s a wonder that black — not crimson — is the standard restaurant dress code.