In regards to “Local chef takes tipping off the menu” (Page A1, Oct. 26):

This is a policy I do not agree with. Cara Stadler is making an 18 percent addition to the bill and eliminating tipping.

I have always felt it right to tip according to service. If you get great service, you leave a great tip. Conversely, if you get lousy service, the server gets a lousy tip.

I don’t agree with being told to automatically add 18 percent to my bill.

Ed Reagan

Portland