Breakfast Buzz: Getting rid of tipping

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Would you pay more in order to not need to worry about tipping?. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

SASKATOON – Tipping is often criticized for creating some awkward moments between customers and servers. But what would happen if tipping was removed completely?

A handful of restaurants in North America have adopted the model used in some European countries and Australia, where they raise their prices in order to pay their staff a more liveable wage. The results have been varying: Bar Macro in Pittsburgh boasts tripling their profits since getting rid of tips, while Smoke ‘n Water in Parksville, B.C. ditched the policy after three months due to customer complaints.

WATCH BELOW: Should tipping be eliminated altogether?

How do you think a no-tipping restaurant would do in Saskatoon? Would you pay more in order to not need to worry about tipping?

Be sure to comment with your thoughts and watch Global Saskatoon Morning News at 7:55 a.m. CT to see if we pull up your comment.

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