Could The Pandemic End Restaurant Tipping For Good?

First Watch Expands Footprint to the Windy City with First Chicagoland Restaurant Opening
For those with discerning palates craving something new for breakfast, brunch, and lunch, First Watch is bringing its delicious, unique offerings to Chicago for the first time. From organic and locally-sourced options to traditional, classic favorites with a twist, there’s something for everyone on the menu. For more information, please visit FirstWatch.com. (Photo: Business Wire) Business Wire / Associated Press
First Watch Expands Footprint to the Windy City with First Chicagoland Restaurant Opening
For those with discerning palates craving something new for breakfast, brunch, and lunch, First Watch is bringing its delicious, unique offerings to Chicago for the first time. From organic and locally-sourced options to traditional, classic favorites with a twist, there’s something for everyone on the menu. For more information, please visit FirstWatch.com. (Photo: Business Wire) Business Wire / Associated Press

Could The Pandemic End Restaurant Tipping For Good?

Tipping is as much a part of U.S. restaurant culture and business as sugar packets on the table and free refills, but some Chicago restaurants say the COVID-19 pandemic has made them rethink — and even outlaw — the practice at their establishments.

Reset checks in on what restaurateurs are saying about tipping in 2021.

GUEST: Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz, former Chicago Tribune business reporter