We think it is important when instituting any changes that we include you, our guest, and take the time to give you a thoughtful explanation.
As of February 2, 2018 we will be adding a 1% kitchen appreciation charge to all checks. This fee will be directly distributed amongst our kitchen staff. We wanted to be completely transparent with you and explain why we are changing our business model and the way we compensate our staff.
For decades now, the monetary gap between tipped employees and hourly kitchen staff has been growing exponentially. We believe that the talented people in our kitchen and the food that they prepare for your table is the most important part of the Perro Salado experience. We would like our kitchen staff to be rewarded for their contributions.
Our research indicates that other restaurants that have implemented a similar policy have seen very positive results. By adding this small fee, our kitchen workers will see an increase in their living wages which will improve their quality of life. We hope that more restaurants will take on similar policies so that the shrinking kitchen work force will increase to better serve the amazing restaurants in the Newport area.
We appreciate your understanding and support with this new initiative and we look forward to any feedback you may have. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions or express any concerns. Thank you.