No More Tipping: - Coffee Shop Shakes Up Payment Norms

No More Tipping: - Coffee Shop Shakes Up Payment Norms

Three Pines Coffee in Salt Lake City has decided to eliminate tipping, raising its staff's hourly wage from $8 to $18 and increasing menu prices by about $1. This change aims to alleviate the inconsistency of income for employees during slower business periods and address customer tipping fatigue. The move reflects a broader discontent with the tipping system amid current economic pressures, with some major coffee businesses and workers in other cities showing support for similar changes. A NYC proposal for a flat minimum wage over tipped wages is backed by workers but opposed by 97% of city restaurants.

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