On Restaurants

A WW reader has noted that Tom Sietsma, the restaurant reviewer for the Washington Post, follows the WW tradition of checking out the restrooms of the restaurants he reviews. The following is from an article by Sietsma called Perspective in the Post on May 26.

“Before we leave, I inspect the restroom, both to verify whether it’s accessible to wheelchair users and because restrooms say something about a business.”

On Tipping

Even the renowned New York Restauranter Danny Meyer couldn’t make a no-tipping system work at his restaurants. In 2015 he introduced a much heralded “hospitality included” that eliminated tipping in favor of a consistent hourly wage while raising prices by 15-20%. He abandoned the policy in 2020. In five years under the policy, many of his employees left the company for jobs that offered tips.