Ann Arbor eatery changes tipping policy
Two-year-old modern Korean restaurant Miss Kim is ending its no-tipping format. The Ann Arbor restaurant was one of a handful of establishments in Southeast Michigan that eliminated tips while offering higher wages and benefits — counter to the majority of the restaurant industry where servers are paid a subminimum wage and make up the remaining amount in tips. After receiving a lot of customer feedback, the restaurant has now introduced a tipping optional format, per a release. Patrons can leave tips with cash or cards. While the policy change does make it easier to leave gratuity for staff, the restaurant is continuing to advocate for an end to the tipped minimum wage in Michigan. Employees at Miss Kim will also continue to receive a wage well above the standard minimum wage as well as full benefits package that includes paid time off, medical, dental, vision, and 401k for full-time staff and partial benefits for part-timers.
New barbecue spot in the works for northwest Detroit
A new restaurant called TMO’s Barbeque Pit is heading to 7401 W. McNichols Rd. near Detroit Sip in Bagley. The 1,800-square-foot restaurant will have a handful of tables and outdoor seating with a primary focus on carryout, according to Crain’s.
Tiki cocktails head to the soccer stadium
Detroit City FC is partnering with the owners of Lost River on Detroit’s east side to open a tiki bar at Keyworth Stadium, Daily Detroit reports. The soccer team also plans to add additional bars around the stadium to meet fan demand and cut down on wait times.
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