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  1. faqs
    How to TipA handy guide for cheapskates and idiots.
  2. service issues
    Why Tips WonThey’re outdated. They’re discriminatory. And they aren’t going anywhere.
  3. comebacks
    One Simple Stat Explains Why It’s So Hard for Restaurants to Eliminate TipsThe difference in pay for servers at one popular New York restaurant is shocking.
  4. tip pooling
    Congress Just Introduced Legislation to Ensure Servers Get to Keep Their TipsA provision to the spending bill would clarify the Labor Department’s tip-pooling rule.
  5. sexual harassment
    A New Report Details the Abuse Servers Tolerate for Better TipsThe power imbalance and subjective nature of tipping culture forces servers to endure behavior that wouldn’t be tolerated in other workplaces.
  6. tipping
    Chain Bashed for Cold-blooded Tipping Policy That Makes Servers ‘Pay to Work’The legally dubious scheme takes 3 percent of the bill, regardless of the gratuity.
  7. tipping
    Please Enjoy a Joyful Story About Big Tips Saving Christmas for ServersFinally, some good news!
  8. bad ideas
    Start-Up Unveils Plan to Eliminate Tipping That Will Definitely WorkIt involves a Yelp-style rating system tied to a blockchain and cryptocurrency.
  9. tipping
    Restaurant Adds 18 Percent Tip to Tables of TeensA mom is protesting it because her daughter paid 90 extra cents.
  10. tipping
    Trump’s Labor Department Wants to Legalize Tip-Pooling AgainIt would let owners distribute gratuities however they see fit.
  11. upheavals
    As Danny Meyer Eliminates Tipping, His Staff Struggles to AdaptDanny Meyer’s decision to eliminate tips at his restaurants was called revolutionary. Behind the scenes, the rollout was rockier than anyone expected.
  12. the tipping game
    Blue Hill at Stone Barns Is the Latest Restaurant to Eliminate TippingA 20 percent administrative fee will be added to the $258 bill.
  13. tipping
    London Man Returns to ‘Double Tip’ Restaurant Staff After Terror Attack“They cared about us and our safety.”
  14. tipping
    Danny Meyer Will Eliminate Tips at Gramercy Tavern on December 1The popular restaurant is the latest, and highest-profile, to adopt the owners’ Hospitality Included program.
  15. awful service
    Terrible Customers Get Server Fired by Pretending She Changed the Tip [Updated]“The odds of being struck by lightning are probably better than this.”
  16. Tipping
    Joe’s Crab Shack Says Its No-Tipping Policy Isn’t WorkingCustomers “spoke very loudly” and “voted with their feet.”
  17. Tipping
    Restaurateur Gabriel Stulman Reinstates Tipping at FedoraThe owner of several restaurants had been testing out a gratuity-free system, but says it didn’t work out as well as he’d hoped.
  18. The Tipping Game
    A Popular Neighborhood Trattoria Runs Into Trouble After Eliminating Tips“The industry has been the same way for so long … Of course, it’s been weirdly emotional and frustrating and anxiety-causing.”
  19. The Tipping Game
    Andrew Tarlow Wants Tip-Free Restaurants to Display This Logo [Updated]He argues a sticker in windows across town “would simplify things tremendously.”
  20. The Tipping Game
    Here Are the NYC Restaurants That Have Eliminated TippingWhere to eat if you want to go all service-included, all the time.
  21. Tipping
    Gabriel Stulman Jumps on the No-Tipping BandwagonHe’s changing his policy at Fedora to start.
  22. The Tipping Game
    Andrew Tarlow Joins the No-Tipping MovementAll of his restaurants will be gratuity-free by the end of next year.
  23. Sued
    Two Former Employees Are Suing Danny Meyer Over Unpaid WagesThey claim they should have been paid more per hour.
  24. Menu Changes
    Franny’s Will Remove Its Controversial Obamacare Surcharge“We will retract the surcharge and reconfigure our menu pricing instead.”
  25. The Tipping Game
    Eleven Madison Park Will Eliminate TipsThe restaurant will go service-included in 2016.
  26. Tipping
    Customers Are Still Tipping in Spite of Danny Meyer’s BanThe Modern’s conspicuous “hospitality included” notice isn’t fazing stubborn diners.
  27. Tipping
    Jessica and Jerry Seinfeld Are Very Much Pro-Tipping“I like the arguments. I like the weirdness.”
  28. Tips
    Frustrated Server Takes to Facebook to Explain Why a Customer Was Wrong Not to“… your insecurity as a woman is heartbreaking.”
  29. Tipping
    A Nationwide Restaurant Chain Has Eliminated TippingJoe’s Crab Shack will go gratuity-free at all 130 locations.
  30. Tipping
    Restaurant Owner Says No-Tipping Policy Curbed Sexism Among Customers“Being a woman and serving people can be uncomfortable at times,” says Renee Erickson.
  31. Opinions
    Why Danny Meyer’s No-Tipping Policy Will SucceedA former Union Square Cafe employee says things aren’t likely to change too much at “the house of yes.”
  32. Explanations
    5 Big Takeaways From Danny Meyer’s No-Tipping Town Hall MeetingDanny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group hosted 100 guests for a question-and-answer session about their decision to implement a “Hospitality Included” policy.
  33. Tipping
    Why One NYC Sous-Chef Will Be Happy When Tipping Is Eliminated Forever“Such a radical change in the system will come at a price, and I’m worried and intrigued to see what that is.”
  34. Platt Chat
    Adam Platt on Danny Meyer’s Huge Tipping Announcement“I’m on the record as being anti-tip. The whole custom is absurd, and there’s really nothing that’s voluntary about it.”
  35. The Tipping Game
    Danny Meyer Will Get Rid of Tipping at All of His RestaurantsWithin the next year, he plans to implement a “hospitality included” program and raise wages for employees.
  36. Tipping
    Court Says a Dunkin’ Donuts Owner Can Keep Workers’ Tips If SheAnother reason why the tipping system is broken.
  37. Tipping
    How a Raised Minimum Wage Affects RestaurantsThe Pok Pok chef says new state regulations have the power to change the entire restaurant landscape.
  38. Tipping
    New York Raises Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers to $7.50Will this push restaurant owners to abolish tipping altogether?
  39. Labor Disputes
    Pure Food & Wine Waitress Speaks Out“… it’s like, who’s this woman that’s never around, fucking everything up for people who work for her?”
  40. Video Feed
    Here’s a Video Primer on the Arguments for Abolishing Restaurant Tips“Why don’t they just pay you a normal amount of money and make the food more expensive?”
  41. The Tipping Economy
    How Service Charges Could Fix America’s Tipping ProblemAlinea owner Nick Kokonas explains.
  42. The Tipping Economy
    We Are the 20%: What Tips Mean to Servers, Bartenders, Doormen, and BaristasYour server is definitely judging you.
  43. The Tipping Economy
    Tipping: The Art of the Money-Flirt“It’s the coolest thing ever.”
  44. The Tipping Economy
    Is It Time to Topple Tipping? Adam Platt Tries (and Fails) to Go Gratuity-FreeI decided to conduct a rash experiment: I would try to dispense cash based on merit rather than out of obligation.
  45. Awful Things
    90 Percent of Female Restaurant Employees Say They’ve Been SexuallyThe co-founder of a nonprofit argues that women are “forced to dress and act certain ways that make them vulnerable to customer, co-worker and manager harassment.”
  46. Deliverance
    Seamless Will Make It Harder for Restaurants to Steal Delivery Workers’There was nothing in the services contracts about passing on gratuities.
  47. Scientific Studies
    The Ultimate Tip-Earner Is a Walking Waitress Cliché, According to Science A handy list of all the ways your tips are often discriminatory.
  48. Check Yo Self
    Restaurant Check Sermons: The Weakest Kind of Power GrabIf the only way you can express your views is by stiffing servers, you are a sad, weak individual.
  49. Video Feed
    Watch What Happens When Servers Receive Unexpected $200 TipsIt will make you feel at least a little warm and fuzzy.
  50. The Other Critics
    The Other Critics: Daniel S. Meyer Loves Estela; East 12th Osteria Gets FourPlus: a review of Umami, and more, in this week’s roundup.
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