I’m speaking your language, aren’t I?
While it may not yet be the norm, a few restaurants have began to operate this way.
Their logic (in paraphrase) is this.
Tips are random. They are meant to compensate for low wages. Its hard for our waiters to calculate how much money they will make from week to week. We now pay them a higher salary so they don’t have to rely on tips – which are generally based on a customer’s whims and reasoned by things out of the wait staffs control anyway.