esbs website poll results – What’s your approach to paying for group dinners?

It’s always nice to get together with friends and family for dinner, but paying the bill can be an awkward situation, so this month we asked how you handle it. Half of those surveyed split the bill equally provided everyone had similar orders, while a third would split the bill equally regardless of how much was ordered. 17% prefer everyone to pay for their own meal, and no one volunteers to pay the whole bill, or expects anyone else to pay the whole bill.

What’s your approach to paying for group dinners?Results

Split it equally if everyone had similar meals


Split equally regardless of who ate what


Everyone pays for their own meal


I’m happy to treat my friends and family


Whoever instigated the meal has offered to pay by default



This month we’d like to know if you’ve ever used a “buy now, pay later” service. Let us know here.