Is the time to end the tradition of tipping upon us?

One city believes it’s time to end tipping?

What do you believe is the worst part of your restaurant experience: ordering the food, waiting for the food, or even waiting for a seat? What about tipping the server at the end of the meal. At the end of the meal, the server gives you that evil stare. The, you better tip me or else look! On occasion, I when I eat a restaurant I hardly tip, only because I’m a broke college student. However, should servers be given tips? One restaurant in Kentucky has banned tipping. The restaurant has no tipping signs everywhere and on the credit card slip, there is no line available to add a tip. However, in order to figure out whether this is good or bad is to look that their new policy.

According to B107 radio station this is how the policy works: severs are paid $10 an hour OR 20% of their individual food sales during their shifts–whichever amount is higher. Anyone who has ever waited tables before knows how rad this policy is. It’s a guarantee that you’re going to make good money.

According to Bob Conway, the owner of Packhouse Meats, said he changed the policy to protect his servers.

I’ve heard the horror stories – $3 left on a $100 tab. How much a server makes has nothing to do with how hard they work. Servers had quit because they couldn’t make ends meet.”

I support this idea because it relieves pressure on those customers who feel pressured to tip, even if they have lousy service. With this new policy, the servers will push new items and even upsell, which leads to more sales; during my time in Disneyland those where the two things I was made sure to focus on. What do you think of this idea?





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