As of May 2020, onto every ticket, we will be adding a Hospitality Fee totaling 15% AT (after taxes), all applicable sales taxes are included. This Hospitality Fee does not supplement the traditional tip or gratuity, it replaces it. You'll notice we've eliminated the option to tip on our receipts, registers, and online ordering. By adding the Hospitality Fee, we are ensuring that all of our employees are hired in at a minimum of $15 an hour, and that our full time and management staffs have access to company supplemented health insurance as well as other benefits. It will also allow our teams to receive the best financial assistance we are all entitled to when we are faced with an unimaginable crisis like the one we are dealing with today.
Rather than chasing our tails trying to raise prices on certain items and potentially negatively affecting one guest's favorite and not others, we are spreading the love and implementing a pre tax Hospitality Fee to all tickets. There are of course other options, to reduce costs by using lower quality ingredients and moving away from local producers, but that is not who we are and that is not the kind of food we want to attach our names to.
We announced this exciting news on our Social Media pages May 1st, 2020. We were overwhelmed by the positive responses we saw from both our Lawrence and Topeka communities! There were of course some questions that we tried our best to answer but as we continued to learn about the absolute best way to debut this, you might see some differences between what was stated on social media and what you see here.
We hope that you will join us in this bold movement to do the right thing and ensure that all people are paid a living wage that ensures their stability, quality of life, and creates a better environment for all of us, guests and staff alike. We are very excited about the future and we hope you are too!
If for any reason there are changes to this policy due to internal or external factors, we will update this page.
For more information, please feel free to visit the Contact Us section of our website.