Sushi Yasuda in New York may apply restaurant tip ban

Restaurant tip ban is right now, one of the standing policies that a certain high-class Japanese restaurant "Sushi Yasuda" in New York, wishes to implement. The idea came with bright reasons, however it is somewhat causing confusion to diners. Here's what Sushi Yasuda co-founder Scott Rosenberg has said regarding the restaurant tip ban:
The diner doesn’t [have to] think about how much to leave and make calculations [after] a contemplative and special meal
We’re really sort of just staying connected to that classical approach [of fine Japanese dining].
Since Sushi Yasuda is already a high-end restaurant where bills are usually within the starting price of $100, its management thinks it will be easy to take care of the salaries of their workers. By doing so, it may lead to more happier customers as they won't be worrying about how many things to put on the order list, in anticipation to save for certain tips after. It will also mean, customers can order more food, hence better dining experience and satisfaction.
Daisy Chung, Executive director for Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York thought that the idea is actually "good".
It started a good conversation about tips and restaurant compensation ..adding that inclement weather, for instance, is something that deters diners and thereby limits tips no matter how good the service.
We definitely feel there shouldn’t be a separate system where tip workers rely on tips to subsidize their wages ..Workers should be fully compensated.
Do you think restaurant tip ban can be an effective marketing tool for Sushi Yasuda? How do you find this business strategy?

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