Joe’s Crab Shack has put a no-tipping model it initiated late last summer and fall at 18 Midwest restaurants “on a hold pattern” for now, the chief operating officer of parent Ignite Restaurant Group Inc. said Wednesday. David Catalano, COO of Houston-based Ignite since April 2015, told investment analysts at the ICR Conference in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday that he was “cautiously optimistic” about the no-tipping test, which was a first for a casual-dining ...

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