Andrew Tarlow Takes the Lead Against Tipping with a Sticker For Your Window

03-gratuity-free-logo.w901.h901.jpgDanny Meyer may have been the first to really make headlines by eliminating tipping, but Andrew Tarlow has now gone a step further by taking on the anti-tipping movement’s PR as well. Marlow recently pitched a standard sign which he believes all gratuity free restaurants should display in their windows in order to help retrain guests who have spent their whole lives living in a world of tips.

The logo is custom designed by Drew Heffron, a graphic designer Tarlow has used before for the menus at some of his restaurants. The move is clearly well thought out, and even the wording – “Gratuity Free Establishment” rather than “No Tipping Allowed” is design to make guests more comfortable with the change. First restaurants went Smoke Free, now they’re going Gratuity Free.

The logo is already on display at Tarlow’s Roman’s, and will be added to Diner and Marlow & Sons soon. It is also available open source from

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Save the Date: 5th Annual Food Book Fair on May 1st

Although tickets are not yet available and they have yet to release information about the exact schedule or featured guests, the annual Food Book Fair at the Wythe Hotel will return this year on May 1st and 2nd. Previous years have featured extensive lists of speakers and presenters, and the full ticket price usually includes dinner and nighttime festivities over the course of the weekend. They are also still seeking sponsors and partners for those interested in getting involved.

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