The article first appeared in the Contra Costa Times. The
author says “there’s a move” to make 25% the standard tip in San Fran, citing
only unnamed “media sources” and unnamed “high-class restaurants.” Not exactly
fact-checkable stuff. But news affiliates from California
to London have picked the story up all the same because the mere notion of a mandatory tip revives that age-old tension between patron and provider: the servers want all the money, and the customers want all the attention… But don’t worry it’ll be only the high end restaurants… So the waiters at the places you pay for good service won’t have to work that hard!