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[–] K-Anne-R 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Actually, I had read an article that a lot of restaurant owners had started advocating not tipping based on the law and how they wanted to configure their menu to make paying their staff $15/hr feasible.

"Bob Donegan, the president of Ivar's, which runs a chain of fish and chip shops, says the company has increased its prices. At Ivar's Salmon House, for instance, one of the company's sit-down restaurants, the price for all menu items increased 21 percent in April.

"Alaska coho that's today $34, last week would have been $28," Donegan says. "So that meal that last year cost you $100, today costs you $121."

The catch is that when diners pay the bill, they are no longer expected to leave a tip: it's included. The big price increase will allow the Salmon House to start paying a $15-an-hour minimum wage immediately, three years ahead of schedule.

"It's very early, but so far it's working OK," Donegan says.

Many restaurants in the city are watching Ivar's to see if the changes work and if they should follow suit, he says. But not every restaurant is in a position to experiment." From NPR

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[–] killbotgamma 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

ok, so its just the equivalent of leaving a good tip then.

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[–] K-Anne-R 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Exactly. It would bring tipping back to how it was intended - exceptionally good service. Not a requirement to ensure that the employees have enough money.

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[–] Fenrirwulf 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yes, you leave a good tip whether you get good service or not.