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Tipping goes virtual as coronavirus decimates US restaurant jobs

Ana Owens, a 30-year-old reproductive rights activist based in Washington, said the idea of an online tip jar came to her after her girlfriend – a bartender – saw her tips dry up in the days before authorities ordered the capital's bars and restaurants shut last week.

[WASHINGTON] As restaurants and bars across the United States shut their doors and lay off their staff in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, America's famed service culture is moving online - with regulars paying their out-of-work waiters, favorite bar staff, and even total strangers via...

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