Eliminating tips will let restaurants provide better services because higher wages will attract better workers, restaurateur Danny Meyers told CNBC on Friday.
"The tipping system is actually antithetical to creating a profession for people who really take their jobs seriously. You don't tip your doctor if they do a good job; you don't tip the airline pilot if the plane actually lands," Meyer told CNBC's "Squawk on the Street." "[Tipping] is actually a demeaning practice."
Meyer, founder of the Shake Shack chain, made his remarks two days after he announced that all restaurants under his more upscale Union Square Hospitality Group's control would do away with gratuities starting next month.