Tips to be eliminated in nyc eateries

Added On October 17, 2015

In the United States, tipping is a very common practice, as this is the way for many in the service industry to get their income. 
Now, however, a change is rolling out in New York City.
A large restaurant group is changing to a tip-free dining experience. 
LIFESTYLES has the story.
In a letter published on the Union Square Hospitality Group, Danny Meyer, the owner said he would eliminate the tipping practice in all of the city locations of his hospitality group, which has a dozen restaurants across Manhattan.
According to Meyer, the change is to help provide more meaningful career opportunities and advancement for the company's 1,800 employees.
He also said this would bring fairness. 
Under the new regulations, as hospitality is a “team sport”, and the contributions are done by not only the waiters and waitresses, but the cooks, reservationists, dishwashers, and so on, as well.
But this doesn't mean diners could pay less, as the price you pay for a meal may rise accordingly. 
The company-wide move would start in late November with The Modern, a New York mid-town located restaurant, and will take the course over the next year.