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No more tipping? Greenville restaurateur likes the idea

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Could tips soon go away at some local Greenville restaurants? Could tips soon go away at some local Greenville restaurants?
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A Greenville restaurateur said he likes the idea of doing away with tipping servers at dining locations, but it won't happen at his restaurants without a discussion. 

Carl Sobocinski, president of Table 301 - which owns Soby's in downtown Greenville - said a proposal by his mentor Danny Meyer is a good idea, but there are pros and cons. Meyer owns several restaurants in New York City. 

Soby's owner said the idea would level the playing field for servers and kitchen staff, allowing employees to be paid equally and based on merit. Servers and cooks at the restaurant are divided on the idea. 

"I think [Meyer] is doing this for every right reason that you can think of; equal or more parity in the pay for dishwashers, line cooks, servers, hosts, busboys," Sobocinski said. 

"I think it's a bad idea because it will take away from what we can potentially earn, I don't want to be capped out," said Scott Schlock, a server at Soby's. 

Kitchen staff are more keen on the idea of doing away with tipping and having servers and cooks make similar pay. 

"I think that would be a good idea, just because that's how they do it in the rest of the world," said Sean Wechsler, who works in the back of the restaurant.

Sobocinski said he has no plans as of now to implement the idea. 

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