Changing tipping attitudes could impact minimum wage workers (includes video story)

Americans are feeling less generous as more quick-service restaurants give customers the option to tip. The biggest culprits include coffee shops and fast-food restaurants.

Dipayan Biswas, a professor at the University of South Florida, has been studying tipping for a decade and fears what’s to come.

“That’s my biggest worry, that it might actually affect the industry where it really matters the most: the full-service restaurants where the servers don’t even make minimum wage,” says Biswas.

Amanda Milian is a senior at Florida International University majoring in Digital Broadcasting. She enjoys educating the future broadcasters of America, watching college football and baseball and expanding her knowledge in the realm of communications and broadcasting. Amanda hopes to someday be an anchor on Good Morning America and looks forward to the path ahead of her in broadcast journalism.