Those in the know say that in another ten years tipping in restaurants will be a thing of the past. Many eateries in the Seattle area have already abolished the practice.
My Food for Thought co-conspirator, Nancy Leson, tells us that "Tom Douglas' restaurants, Renee Erikson's restaurants, El Gaucho, some of the Daniel's Broiler restaurants" have all gone no-tipping. "Here in Seattle, Ivar's was one of the first restaurants to go no-tipping," she said.
Abolishing restaurant tipping may seem an extreme idea, but it's just biz as usual in at least 20 other countries.