Sorry - a bit of rant but I’ll keep it short.
In the past month I’ve had 2 completely bullshit charges on bills at restaurants (both in the Boston area)
Rounding charge - small asian restaurant, had a bill that was $15.92 for lunch with an 8 cent “rounding charge” so that the bill was presented as $16.00. WTF is that? 8 cents - big deal and from a change perspective I don’t need the 8cents back but isn’t that my decision as the customer? Where do you get off just adding to my bill?
Kitchen Appreciation Charge - higher end location in downtown Boston (Yvonne’s - they deserve to be named) WTF is that? If you want to tip out your kitchen staff fine, that’s on you. Your prices are already high (IMHO) so if you can’t pay your staff enough that is on you. WTF is this adding “fees” to a bill. Utter bullsh*t and totally sneaky crap if you ask me. $8.10 on a $389.50 bill (pre-tax).
Does anyone else see these fees in other parts of the country? Thoughts about them to help give me some perspective on them?