Editorial Article24 July 2014
[Infographic] Tipping in the United States:
Supplement or Subsidy?
The average American eats 5 meals per week in a restaurant; however, many of those customers don’t understand what’s behind the tip they left on the table. Those tips, which total over $42 billion dollars a year, don’t just go to your server as a way of saying ‘thanks’. Many of those tips actually go to the employer so that they can pay their servers far less than minimum wage. So, let’s take a closer look at your tip to figure out if it’s supplementing minimum wages or subsidizing poor ones.