Melissa, thanks for reading! Yes, think that tipping is a verrrrry American thing. At least to the extent that we require our waitstaff depend on those tips for most of their income (in some states outside of California, federal tipped minimum wage is $2.13/hour), which is insane. Hoping the tides will start to turn!
Owner of barcito, an all-day cafe and late-night bar in DTLA’s South Park neighborhood.