Talking story with ‘Forked’ author Saru Jayaraman about why tipping in restaurants is unfair to food servers
There’s no way to say this delicately, so I’m just going to come out and say it: tipping food servers is wrong. It’s messed up, unfair and appalling. Of course you should tip your servers if you eat out, but it’s clear the whole system is rigged against those who try to work in the restaurant industry. It needs to end. Hawaii, though known nationally as a progressive place to live and work, is anything but when it comes to compensating restaurant workers properly.