Everyone agrees that full-service restaurants would be better off if their waitstaffers would adopt a more European attitude toward their job-an honorable profession and a worthy career. It's no wonder they do. Many European restaurants tack a service charge onto the bill (in France, service compris; in Italy: servizio incluso) so the waiter or waitress gets a guaranteed return. It's typically different in the U.S. where, large parties aside, a server's compensation is at risk with every ...

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