Stadler Restaurants Return to Tipping

Cara Stadler has reverted from the no-tipping model put in place last fall at Bao Bao and Tao Yuan, reports the Press Herald.

Bao Bao Dumpling House in Portland and Tao Yuan in Brunswick reversed the policy Wednesday after a review of the books for the first quarter of the year revealed it had been a failure.

“We really wanted it to work,” said Chris Peterman, director of operations for the restaurants. He said customers balked at the higher prices the restaurants had to charge to make up for the higher wages paid to servers who lost tip income.