Is It Time to Replace the Tipping System?

Most of you have probably seen reports that superchef Thomas Keller has done away with the tipping system at his New York City restaurant, Per Se. He's replaced tipping with a flat service fee of 20 percent.

In news reports, Keller has explained that he's switching to a service fee to address back-of-the-house problems; mainly that cooks and other kitchen workers are not c

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