As most anyone in the industry could have and did tell y’all! Everyone does better with tipping, the customers, the businesses and most of all the service staff!
This article is a concise and well documented explanation of why no tipping policies are not catching on, just as I predicted previously on this blog and in my interactions with my restaurant clients.
There will always be a few places in the highest price bracket who can write their own ticket, and of course the long time budget “no tipping” places in quick service. But in the vast middle tipping does not seem to be riding off into the sunset. As a former tipped worker and long time industry consultant, I see no reason why it should.