Tipping is a debate that we've had a number of times right here on WOBM.com. With a range of opinions and some strong feelings, it's a topic that people tend to feel strongly about. But soon, in at least one Ocean County eatery, it won't be an issue at all.

Joe's Crab Shack, which has nearby locations in Brick and at the Monmouth Mall, is doing away with tipping all together over the next six months to year.

The CEO of the parent company said that the flip side of the new no-tipping policy will be starting pay that is a good bit above the current minimum wage, with servers being, "...paid a wage that starts at $14 an hour".

As anyone who's worked at a restaurant knows, that is well above the hourly rate that most servers make, usually in the range of $2 - $3 an hour plus tips.

He did point out, however, that menu prices will go up 12% - 15% to facilitate the pay increase.

The company is rolling out the program slowly across the restaurants, with the New Jersey locations scheduled to be a part of it in the next 6 months to year.

So, here's the big question - will you be willing to pay a little more for your food in exchange for not having to tip, and knowing that the server is being paid a reasonable wage?

Vote on the poll below and let us know what you think!

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