A number of restaurants have increased wages to attract employees during our nation’s current labor shortage. Yet, many are seeing that increased wages aren’t bringing back or recruiting new talent.

Tipping creates higher earning potential for tipped employees, helps restaurants with slim profit margins recruit and retain top talent, and is preferred by customers and tipped employees, alike.

The National Restaurant Association and its members are interested in fostering a conversation about wages in a balanced way that addresses the unique impact any changes would have on the economic recovery of workers and restaurant operators.