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Lazy Moose restaurant owners David and Janis Lund (from left), cook Lisa Zeleznikar and manager Jordan Stipp are happy with the Moose Lake restaurant’s new 12 percent service charge in lieu of tips, which they say allows them to reward all non-management employees — waitstaff and kitchen staff — more fairly. (Jana Peterson /

Carlton County restaurant owner makes waves with new pay policy

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When a longtime Carlton County restaurant owner decided to try to change the way his employees are — or are not — paid for their services, he never knew he’d be igniting a Facebook firestorm.


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