Tipping is a very common practice in the United States. Tips often make up the bulk of a waiter’ s salary. But now a change is rolling out in New York City.
A large restaurant group is becoming tip-free.
Danny Meyer said he would eliminate the tipping practice in all city locations of his hospitality group.
Meyer is the Chief Executive Officer of the Union Square Hospitality Group, which has a dozen restaurants across Manhattan.
The change, according to Meyer, is to help provide more meaningful career opportunities and advancement for the company’ s 1,800 employees.
He also said the practice would bring fairness.
He says hospitality is a team sport involving waiters, cooks, reservationists, and dishwashers.
It shouldn’ t just mean waiters get tips. But this doesn’ t mean diners will be paying less for their meals.
The no-tip rule could mean higher menue prices.