Would you still tip if you were told you didn't have to?
A restaurant in California is banning tipping to their servers, telling their customers that the staff is receiving a higher wage, which is being built into the price of the meal! The restaurant feels this will relieve the tension for the server and provide better customer service!
Being in the food service industry for 25 years, one of the most difficult and physical professions, other than sitting for the first time after a loooooong shift, the tips are what we look forward to tallying at the end of the day and these days most consumers are aware of this custom.
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