Trendinista: Latest volleys in the tipping wars

Trendinista: Latest volleys in the tipping wars

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Let’s hope L.A. restaurant Alimento’s decision to add a “kitchen gratuity” line to guest checks works as chef/owner Zach Pollack hopes. His move could give other full-service operators a way to placate customers who think restaurant tipping schemes are unfair yet keep a traditional tipping format in place. The root of the problem: Servers are overcompensated, while back-of-the-house workers don’t make nearly enough.

Tipping has become a philosophical question for a growing number

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