The Tipping Game

World Waits With Bated Breath As Danny Meyer’s No-Tipping Policy Starts Today

It's go time at the Modern.
It’s go time at the Modern. Photo: Nathan Rawlinson/Courtesy of The Modern

Food and beverage prices won’t increase at a flat rate across the board, but, as chief restaurant officer Sabato Sagaria said at the first Union Square Hospitality Group no-tipping town hall, check averages will increase by 5 to 8 percent over what you would’ve paid yesterday. The transition isn’t exactly final, as the Modern will first undergo a two-month trial period that will dictate how they approach Hospitality Included going forward. Presuming this doesn’t turn out to be a total disaster, all 13 USHG restaurants will eventually follow suit over the course of the next year.

Danny Meyer’s Hospitality Included Starts Today