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Traditional tipping isn't the only way — here are 3 alternatives that are on the table

Traditional tipping isn't the only way — here are 3 alternatives that are on the table

What are the alternatives to traditional tipping?

There are, increasingly, calls to abolish tipping altogether. Some restaurants are looking at alternative models that they say will help stabilize their revenues and manage their labor costs as minimum wage increases. These include:

All-inclusive pricing

Under this model, also called "all-in," tipping is eliminated and the entire cost of dining (rent, labor, food, etc.) is folded into the menu price. In October, New York-based chef Danny Meyer announced that restaurants in his hospitality group will no longer accept gratuities. Instead, wages for his employees will increase across the board, and...

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