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Banquet Waiters Sue Waldorf-Astoria; Tip Pools Legal

• Nine banquet waiters are suing the Waldorf-Astoria, alleging that they were only given part of their tips. [Reuters]

• Owner David Arrick hopes to open a brick and mortar outpost of online “manly cupcakes” emporium Butch Bakery in downtown Manhattan this spring. [Fork in the Road/VV]
Previously: Have Cupcakes Entered the Testoster-zone?

• Tip pools are perfectly legal as long as a restaurant pays more than the minimum wage, a federal appeals court ruled yesterday. [KTVZ via Eater National]

• Munich’s starkbier season (or strong-beer fest) is a less touristy alternative to Oktoberfest. [WSJ]

• North Carolina’s Kampai Japanese Steak & Seafood House banned a regular for being a bad tipper. [Eater National]

Banquet Waiters Sue Waldorf-Astoria; Tip Pools Legal