The Surcharge Scam
Raising prices is a normal part of economics & business operations. I’ll gladly debate why the trade association behind the surcharge “strategy” didn’t suggest one when other costs have gone up – like energy bills by 35% since 2010…
More than a dozen restaurants have been sued over surcharges they’ve added to diners’ bills to help cover higher labor costs related to minimum wage hikes.
Source: Lawsuits claim top San Diego restaurants defrauding consumers with minimum wage surcharge – The San Diego Union-Tribune