Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Not Even the Tip

Danny Meyer, purveyor of the overrated burger chain Shake Shack, has announced an end to tipping at his group's restaurants. Probably about time this happened. We'll see if it catches on. In Miami, especially in the most touristy neighborhoods frequented by Europeans unaccustomed to our traditional system of compensating restaurant workers, there is often a gratuity already added to the check. Servers seem to be disappointed when the "additional gratuity" line is left blank, so we'll see if that's the case going forward.