I had my first experience at a tip-free restaurant, and it was great — as in absolutely no difference in the quality of service I received. I wrote in a previous post about the tipping phenomenon at coffee shops that…
Just as we’re getting used to dipping chip-equipped cards instead of swiping them, we may also need to get used to new tipping procedures. Last Wednesday I went to a local coffee shop I’ve never been to before and had…
Let’s say you and your friends are footsore from knocking around the historic Uptown district of Charlotte, N.C., and decide to stop for a bite at Nikko Japanese restaurant and sushi bar on South Boulevard. As you settle into your cushy circular booth, visions of wasabi eel and umbrella drinks swimming in your heads, your waiter approaches, scribbles your order, then asks for a credit card to hold while you enjoy your meal.
Do you give it to him?
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