Could the tip culture change?

Could the tip culture change?

As some restaurateurs go tip-free, others operators remain skeptical

Has the time finally come for American restaurants to abolish the tip?

Restaurateurs and their customers have been asking this question on and off for at least a century. But it has become a bigger debate more recently, amid growing labor pressure in the industry, inequitable pay among employees, weakening traffic and mounting complaints from diners.

Industry watchers may well have their first true big test case on the U.S. tipping culture. In October,

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