How Does a No-Tipping Restaurant Work?

October 19, 2015

Last week, Danny Meyer rocked the American restaurant landscape when he announced that his Union Square Hospitality Group would be entirely eliminating tipping at its 13 New York City restaurants. In a detailed, comprehensive feature for Eater NY, Ryan Sutton laid out the context underlying Meyer’s decision, as well as more information on how USHG plans to execute the zero-gratuity system it’s calling “Hospitality Included.”

The facts of the plan are pretty straightforward: Starting with a trial run at its midtown Manhattan restaurant the Modern, USHG will roll out Hospitality Included to all its restaurants by the end of 2016. TL;DR:…