NYC restaurant bans customers from leaving tips

NEW YORK CITY (WITI) -- A New York City restaurant has banned visitors from providing tips for employees.

Sushi Yasuda, the high-end restaurant known for its sushi is getting notoriety for not allowing its wait staff to accept tips.

The customer receipt explains: "Service staff are professionals and are fully paid on a salary basis. They do not accept gratuities."

The policy was put into place this month.

The restaurant's owner, Scott Rosenberg says he has raised menu prices about 15% and as a result, he's able to give the wait staff health benefits, up to two weeks paid vacation and paid sick days.