Should We Stop Tipping At Restaurants?
In Europe it is uncommon to tip after a meal, and that method seems to be making it's way to the US. One restaurant in Pittsburgh, Bar Marco is adapting this method in April when they open their doors for the first time. Instead of working for tips all employees will be paid a base salary of $35,000 a year. Employees will also receive healthcare benefits, and a share of the business. Justin Steel, a co-owner of the restaurant said, "We think the risk for our business three years in is to not do this because we want to retain the quality of employees who we have now." Steel also mentioned that menu prices will not go up due to the new policy.
Do you think this is a good idea?