Joe’s Crab Shack has been testing out eliminating tipping at some locations in potential preparation for a national roll-out of the policy, and honestly, I’m not sure how to feel about it.
Yesterday, Richard Cohen wrote a piece about tipping. Oh boy. Strap in.
Restaurant magnate Danny Meyer has decided to eliminate tipping from all 13 of the restaurants in his successful Union Square Hospitality Group.
This headline could just read “Group of Christians Good at Their Own Religion.”
Tip theft lawsuits occur fairly frequently. It’s rare, however, to see a lawsuit with this many different accusations of impropriety—and where a few of the accusations are wholly unique.
Hey guys! How’d you like to join me in shooting blood out of our eyes on this fine Thursday evening?
We have a very strong new contender for Worst Restaurant Customer of 2015.
Recently, Portland, Maine* decided they wanted to get in on some of that sweet, sweet minimum wage raising action everyone has been in on lately. When they found out they had unintentionally raised wages for tipped workers as part of the process, though, they were immediately aghast, because fuck tipped workers,…
Washington Post writer Roberto A. Ferdman has decided to take a stand for all right-thinking restaurant customers everywhere. Hark his words, for he is sick and tired of enduring that most insufferable of tyrannies: a server dared attempt to pre-bus his table.
There are instances where what looks like questionable behavior is actually totally reasonable once you understand how the restaurant industry works. Straight-up theft is not one of those instances.
Anyone who has ever worked as a server has had some strong feelings about terrible customers after being stiffed, but the example of Matt Heflin is exactly how one shouldn’t handle the situation.
Earlier this week, the Massachusetts Supreme Court effectively legalized a particular variety of tip theft by restaurant owners. As should be obvious, this a very, very bad thing.
On Friday, XOJane published a think piece titled “UNPOPULAR OPINION: I Don’t Feel Guilty For Not Tipping You” by Sarah Bartlett. It is exactly as bad as it sounds.
What does one do when you don't get the table you want at a restaurant? Ask to speak to a manager at most, right? Nah, how about instead you repeatedly call the host "retarded" and tell your server you're not tipping her because of said host? Sure, that sounds good.
A Massachusetts car dealership was caught on film dicking over a pizza delivery guy in one of the shittiest ways possible. We might all have to re-calibrate our sense of what constitutes a dick move after this one.
An Oakland, CA restaurant is trying something unusual in response to the city's rising minimum wage: a hybrid tipping system involving both a service charge and tips — but tweaked so that it actually saves customers money and appears to allow employees to make a living wage.
A new study from Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) reveals some interesting data about how the tipped sub-minimum wage of $2.13/hour leads to an increase in sexual harassment, and comes to a simple conclusion: get rid of it entirely.
A soon-to-open Philadelphia brunchatorium has decided to eschew the system of tipped wages in favor of a livable hourly wage and a benefits package the likes of which I've never seen at any restaurant, ever.
Taking a cue from the John Pierpoint Morgan "Everyone Who Works For Me Can Go Screw Themselves" school of thought, one Minnesota restaurant has decided to pay for its employees' $0.75 hourly raise by making its employees pay for it themselves.
Check-splitting, that most mysterious of restaurant activities. How many cards is too many? Is it better to split using cash or credit? How is check-split formed?! How waitress get coin change?!