ESSENCE Poll: Do You Think Restaurants Should Get Rid of the Tipping System?

Restaurateur Danny Meyer has announced that his restaurant will no longer accept tips and most guests' total cost "wont differ much" from now. Would you rather have a slightly increased bill or tip on your own?

Restaurateur Danny Meyer is changing his policy when it comes to tipping.

According to USA Today, Meyer released a statement on the Union Square Hospitality Group's website explaining the change and how it will benefit employees.

“Starting at The Modern in late November, you will no longer find a tip line on your check, and there will be no need to leave additional cash at the table, the coat check, or the bar," Meyer said. “Once these changes are implemented, the total cost you pay to dine with us won’t differ much from what you pay now. But for our teams, the change will be significant. We will now have the ability to compensate all of our employees equitably, competitively and professionally. And by eliminating tipping, our employees who want to grow financially and professionally will be able to earn those opportunities based on the merit of their work."

It seems that employers are looking to create a more stable environment for employees whose livelihood depends on the tips they take home. Meyer's restaurants are just the latest to move toward a no-tipping policy with the practice becoming increasingly popular.

Do you think the tipping system most restaurants follow is outdated? When dining out, would you rather pay a slightly increased price or would you like to tip at your own discernment? Let us know.

QUESTION:
Do you think restaurants should get rid of the tipping system?
Yes
69%
No
31%
Total votes: 70

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