So to all the servers out there. Stop complaning organize and revolt. We need you. If you convince us we need you we will pay you better or at least management will.
Good thought in theory, but the bottom line is the bottom line. If salaries go up in businesses where people generally rely on tips, then the price goes up to compensate.
A good example is in our local job market, where the economy is hot, and getting staff of any kind has become amazingly difficult. A major national chain with MANY outlets here found they had to raise wages to attract more people. Sounds good right?
They also found they had to raise prices 10% across the board on every menu item in order to pay for the wage increases.
I'd say the lower prices are better, with me having some input into the amount I tip depending on how good the service is I receive.