From a reader:
My wife and I will continue to support local restaurants during this pandemic. We also will continue to tip. We do however speak to the owners first. Our tip is included when the owners agree to split ALL tips between their waitstaff that has been laid off.
I’d like to have you run this suggestion in your paper while asking all restaurants to sign an agreement to use tips for laid off staff. Just another way to reach those in financial dire straits. If a restaurant agrees and signs the agreement then we will buy from their establishment. No signature, no business. Pretty simple.
Thank you for your consideration.
Jim Hanselman, Joann Ronzio