Prices vary slightly by location, but by using the menu from its Newark, New Jersey location, a bucket of snow crabs that would usually retail at $24.99, would be increased to $28.74, assuming there is a 15% price hike in a post-tipping world. Which actually, isn't so bad.
“We’re really leading in our industry with regards to national brand going out and testing this thing in a meaningful way,” Blanchette told Restaurant Business. “So we want to be somewhat cautious.”
The initial period of no tipping is still to be considered a "test," with some stores rolling out the new program as early as this week, and most expected to make the switch by the end of the year.
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