Hey Syntax, just a question. I've heard you mention your tip jar several times, and I was just wondering where exactly you put it? Do you ever have to deal with theft at all? How do you let people know the jar is there without making it seem like they have to tip you?
I use one of the $29.00 fold out camping tables from walmart to set up at the front of the restaurant. I cover it with a funky table cloth and set out the magic I use at one end and magic I sell at the other end. My tip jar is on the end with the magic I sell so everyone can see it.... Now your prob wondering what I mean buy magic I sell, I have this deal with ssadams wholesale co. and I sell small effects at low prices for all the kids. It has been a very nice pay off.
As far as people trying to steal , I have caught a few but I seam to be slicker then them. Anytime someone goes near my table I make it to it in time. Plus I do alot of my magic by my table around all the people that are waiting to eat. When there is noone by my table then I do table hoping.