(MONEY.CNN) — Imagine a table of diners at a high-end restaurant, getting up and leaving after their meal without leaving a tip.
Sound like a case of rude customers or poor service? It could just be the future of dining out, as more restaurants implement no-tipping policies, and use alternative menu pricing to compensate employees.
"There is a growing movement to change the way tipped workers are paid," said Jay Holland, government affairs coordinator at the New York State Restaurant Association.
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Starting Jan. 1, patrons of Bar Agricole and its sister restaurant Trou Normand in San Francisco will not be expected to leave a tip.