MachoTaco has not created any debates.
Waiters work their ass off for a better tip. If they know one isn’t coming they’ll provide the bare minimum service that won’t get them fired.
Under the current tipping system, servers work for the customer because that’s where a majority of their pay comes from. If they started getting paid $15 an hour from the owner, they would be less worried about customer satisfaction. Servers would have to do just enough not to have customers complain to their boss.