Observations on life
Instead of raising prices, restaurants add a 3% “employee benefits surcharge” to the bill
It’s an idea that’s gaining traction on the West Coast, say Ray and Juell Roberts, owners of the Peoples Organic chain of natural foods restaurants.…
Source: Instead of raising prices, Peoples Organic charges a 3% “employee benefits surcharge” but will customers go for it? | City Pages
In order to cope with a higher $15.00 minimum wage and Obamacare mandates some restaurants, mostly in California and specifically San Francisco, are putting a 3-4% surcharge on the customers bill rather than merely raising prices.
Not from my wallet
Not surprisingly, some patrons object and some “get even” by subtracting the amount from the tip (now there are some real morons in my opinion).
I guess it’s easier to accept (and vote for) the reality of government policies if you don’t actually know the true cost.