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Is The Restaurant Tipping Model Bad For Waitstaff?

(alberth2/Flickr)
(alberth2/Flickr)

Does tipping in restaurants improve service and bring in much-needed revenue for waitstaff?

Or is it, alternatively, an archaic practice that does nothing to improve service, results in overall lower wages for waiters and waitresses and creates a pay disparity with other kitchen staff?

We ask food writer Corby Kummer of The Atlantic and Boston Magazine.

Guest

  • Corby Kummer, senior editor at The Atlantic and restaurant critic for Boston Magazine. He tweets @CKummer.

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