Automatic Gratuities Added to Restaurant Checks

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Automatic Gratuities Added to Restaurant Checks

The practice of automatically adding a gratuity for table service or bar service is growing, according to an article in today’s Wall Street Journal.  The article, captioned On Checks, a Surprise Addition, notes that the practice is catching on at restaurants and bars where patrons include a significant amount of foreign tourists who are unfamiliar with American customs regarding tipping.

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