When dining out, leaving a tip is something most people do without a second thought. However, a group of Toronto restaurants are getting rid of tipping, arguing that the system is flawed. Eateries are banding together to take a stand against the discriminatory history of tipping.\nRichmond Station, Ten, and Burdock Brewery have all taken to social media over the last few weeks to announce their plans to remove tipping.\nEditor's Choice: A Raging Fire In Ontario Is Forcing An Entire Town To Evacuate Right Now (VIDEO)\nEach has stated that they're scrapping the practice to fairly compensate employees. Richmond Station was the first to announce the decision and raised its prices to include gratuities.\n"Richmond Station has long sought to unravel the tipping culture that is woven into the daily mechanics of the hospitality industry," the restaurant wrote on Instagram.\n"Now is the right time to take the final step and to build the price of our service into the price of our product."\nView this post on Instagram We are excited to announce that this Saturday we’ll be opening our curb-side patio for full dine-in service! And when we do, we are eliminating tipping at the restaurant. Moving forward we have built in an eighteen percent average price increase across our product offerings, and now, the hospitality is included. When you visit we can discuss all the ins-and-outs of this change, and we encourage you to check out our website to get educated on the issue. Richmond Station has always been a professional environment for staff of all stripes, from tenured veterans of hospitality to part-time students to travelling cooks to artists. And while we have taken significant steps to ensure Richmond Station is always best-in-class for employee compensation and career development, the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the ensuing financial aid packages offered by the federal government have exposed an enduring gap between workers with fully insured wages and benefits from those employees working in industries entrenched in tipping culture, where cash disbursements are standard forms of incentive and compensation. Richmond Station has long sought to unravel the tipping culture that is woven into the daily mechanics of the hospitality industry. Now is the right time to take the final step and to build the price of our service into the price of our product. What does this change mean for our staff in the short and long term? How will Hospitality Included impact you, our customers? Why make this change now? We want to share our story with you and help you understand the history, politics and economics of this issue. If you would like to learn more about “Hospitality Included” visit our website (link in bio), or email us firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to having you back! #USHG #hospitalityincluded #cafeTO #patioservice 📸: @iamstefanonicu A post shared by Richmond Station (@richmondstation) on Jul 24, 2020 at 3:01pm PDT\nTen and Burdock Brewery also spoke up about their decision to abolish tipping culture. They cited race and gender issues as a driving factor behind their decision to restructure their payment system.\n"We’re going hospitality included for several important reasons: to provide a predictable living wage for our servers and kitchen staff during these unpredictable times, to avoid the race and gender prejudices that often come with tipping," said Burdock.\nJulian Bentivegna, the owner of Ten, told Narcity the restaurant’s new program would add a flat untaxed 18% service charge onto each bill.\nView this post on Instagram IT’S PATIO BURGER TIME ! It’s official, our side patio is finally back open! You’re going to notice a couple of sweet new changes when you come by. First, there's no tipping! We’re going hospitality included for several important reasons: to provide a predictable living wage for our servers and kitchen staff during these unpredictable times, to avoid the race and gender prejudices that often come with tipping, and to limit back and forth with credit card machines for a safer patio experience. Second, we are on top of the safety guidelines: all staff will be wearing masks, a bounty of hand sanitizer is available, contact info is taken at the door, and we’ve built some lovely dividers between booths and seats (thanks Blair!). We've also launched a brand new super special short and sweet patio menu! Highlights included JUICY BURGER & FRIES (both meat and vegetable based) and ICE CREAM SANDWICHES! Come over! (no reservations - walk-ins only!) A post shared by Burdock Brewery (@burdockbrewery) on Aug 7, 2020 at 1:54pm PDT\n“This service charge will still be split evenly between our BOH and FOH members so that our cooks who work as hard as our front of house, also get paid,” she added.\nRichmond Station's owner, Ryan Donovan, said to Global News that eliminating tips is "the right thing to do."\n"We want our staff to have the same entitlements to the social safety net and their professional peers in other industries and the fall-out from the pandemic has made that abundantly clear," he said to the outlet.