Thanks for that, Patrick. I did read the Boston Globe update and was very pleased to see that their efforts had been successful. My husband and frequently I have Saturday brunch at Centre St. and don't even notice the fee. We'd happily pay a bit more to support equity between FOH and BOH, and never tip less because of the fee. Let's hope that this really does become the industry standard.
If we can afford to eat out, we can afford to help to pay for a living wage for all of the restaurant's employees.