Danny Meyer Says Tipping Is a Hoax That Fosters Inequality

January 12, 2017

The no-tipping pioneer explains why the practice should go extinct

Tipping is an institution firmly embedded in American culture, but it’s one that many argue is terribly out of date — and no one has done more to oust it than Shake Shack founder and restaurateur extraordinaire Danny Meyer.

In October 2015, Meyer made the bombshell announcement that he was eliminating tipping across all his Union Square Hospitality Group restaurants, setting off a movement that numerous restaurants across the country have joined (to admittedly mixed results). Earlier this month, as Yahoo Finance reports, Meyer went on WNYC’s The Sporkful podcast