Garnishing of tips to pay charge card fees sparks controversy

Garnishing of tips to pay charge card fees sparks controversy

Amid a swirl of controversy, some restaurants have scuttled plans to deduct portions of credit card processing fees from servers’ tips as a way to offset wage hikes and other increased operational costs that are squeezing profit margins.

After a public outcry earlier this month, Outback Steakhouse parent OSI Restaurant Partners, whose multibrand system includes 1,200 restaurants in 26 states, backed down from a plan to

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