The no tipping movement gained steam last week as Momofuku Nishi opened in NYC featuring a unique Italian inspired Korean menu and a no tipping policy. David Chang explained his reasoning on Lucky Peach.
'The real cost of selling food is not accurately reflecting the labor that’s going into it. In 2000, I got paid maybe $10 an hour.
'Inflation has definitely risen, but cooks’ wages haven’t. That’s one of our biggest issues. We want to be able to grow as a company so we can provide for more people. This is a way we might be able to do that. And if it doesn’t work, we can always go back to the old way.'