Radio Nibbles: Restaurant Tipping Reform

This week on Nibbles, John Lehndorff talks about Abrusci’s Italian Restaurant in Wheatridge, CO,  who have adopted a no-tipping policy. They add a 20% gratuity into a customer’s check which will contribute towards a higher annual salary, benefits, and paid vacation/sick leave for its servers and kitchen staff.


John Lehndorff is the former food editor at the Daily Camera, dining critic for the Rocky Mountain News, and Chief Judge at the National Pie Championships.

He hosts Radio Nibbles Thursdays at 8:25 a.m. on KGNU (88.5 FM, 1390 AM, and streaming at

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