The first restaurant to accept the new practice will be the Modern (located inside the MoMA), and will do so as soon as this November. According to the NY Times, wages are "expected to rise to $15.25 from $11.75," for workers at the bougie eatery.
Will a major player like Meyer switching to the European system of tipping sway the general consensus -- or even make a dent in the hulking, lumbering (and in the opinion of many, outdated) tipping custom that has become commonplace in this country? That remains to be seen.
If you want to do your part to make this happen, dear readers, don't complain when your local eatery jacks its prices to keep that extra two dotted lines off your final check, and make an effort to support businesses that comply. Or, you could simply never tip again.