Pin It

Trends, notes, quirks and quotes from the world of food 

Tipping a quarter

"Perhaps the most compelling reason to tip 25 percent is understanding the economics of the restaurant business. Almost four in 10 restaurant industry workers earn at or below the federal minimum wage, even after factoring in tips, according to a study by the Aspen Institute. As a result, servers experience almost three times the poverty rate of the workforce as a whole and rely on food stamps at nearly double the rate of the general population."

— Christopher Elliott argues in USA Today that restaurant diners should tip their servers 25 percent of the cost of their meal.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Pin It

Speaking of Christopher Elliott, tipping

Latest in New Orleans Food News

Readers' Favorites

Spotlight Events

  • Close Me Out @ Hi-Ho Lounge
    2239 St. Claude Ave.

    • First Saturday of every month

© 2017 Gambit
Powered by Foundation