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Diners fill Riverpark, a New York City restaurant, in January. Restaurateurs fear that the tipped-wage hike being proposed in New York will force them to get rid of tipping altogether.
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February 18, 2015 New York's wage board is proposing a boost in the minimum wage for people who work for tips. Some restaurateurs say this could raise labor costs and force them to drop tipping and raise menu prices.
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One of the two checks that "TipsForJesus" signed at a restaurant in South Bend, Ind., on Oct. 19. The anonymous givers added $5,000 to each of the bills.
December 2, 2013 At a restaurant in Indiana, three men added $10,000 to their bar bills. In other places, hundreds and thousands have been added to checks. In recent months, the anonymous benefactors have given away about $54,000. They say they're doing the Lord's work, "one tip at a time."
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