Recently, I ate a restaurant which has a 15% mandatory tipping. This is 15% regardless of the number of customers. I was a party of one. I usually tip ~20%, so I left a little more at the end. At first, I felt that a mandatory tipping is truly oxymoron because now the tip is no longer volunteer at all. It is forced. Then, I thought this is great. As a person who does not believe in the practice of tipping, this “mandatory tipping” is a first step to do without tipping. On the surface, it seems like an encouragement of tipping, but really, it is transforming the 15% tip into a set price item within the final bill.
I also think the “mandatory tipping” is a better approach than the “no tip needed” approach.
So what is your thought on mandatory tipping? Like it? Hate it? Don’t care?