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American eateries devise systems to replace tipping

Some raise their prices, others impose a service charge. But these don't always work

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Restaurant owners, customers and staff have long railed against the tyranny of tipping, but like a love affair gone bad, it has proved difficult to quit.

Seattle

RESTAURANT owners, customers and staff have long railed against the tyranny of tipping, but like a love affair gone bad, it has proved difficult to quit. Now, prompted by a spurt of new minimum-wage proposals in major cities, more restaurateurs are experimenting with no-tipping...

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