Tipping Is Banned at Danny Meyer’s Restaurants

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Starting next month, there will be no more adding gratuity to your tab at Danny Meyer’s The Modern restaurant. That’s because Meyer has announced he will be phasing it out in all of his restaurants, starting with the one in the Museum of Modern Art.

Why the change? Because many restaurant employees aren’t eligible for tips by law, so any extra money you leave when you have a great meal only goes to a small number of the people who made that meal happen.

By getting rid of tipping, and yes, charging more for your dinner, Meyer can make sure all employees are being well-compensated.

Of course, he won’t be the first to enact this policy, but he’s one of the biggest names in the restaurant business to do so. What do you think? Will you be happy to pay a bit more per dish but not have to worry about tipping?