These days, the expectation at U.S. restaurants that diners will tip their servers is a key part of the culinary economy: tips subsidize a server or bartender’s salary at the vast majority of the nearly 650,000 restaurants in the country. But tipping wasn’t always part of the U.S. dining landscape — and scholars who have…

via ‘It’s the Legacy of Slavery’: Here’s the Troubling History Behind Tipping Practices in the U.S. — TIME

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