A pizza place in Jacksonville, Florida has decided to pay its servers a higher wage and in order to pay for it, automatically add a 15% tip to each order. Signs are posted and you can ask the server to take the tip off the bill if you want.
We took a chance at doing this. This could alienate people; we understand that, but it’s really important for us to take care of our people,” said Demarco [manager of Chicago Pizza.]
“We want to raise our level of service. We want to be a better experience for the guest. The only way we can do that is to create professionals and professionals require a certain amount of money,” said Demarco.
The restaurant, of course, runs the risk of losing money on people who would have tipped more than 15%. They seem to think it will balance out, however.
What do you think of this? It’ll save you some math, at least.
Jacksonville’s Popular Chicago Pizza Restaurant Makes Tip Automatic [First Coast News] (Thanks, Justin!)