Los Angeles Restaurants Add 3% “Healthcare” Fee To ChecksSubmitted by McWilly on Thu, 09/04/2014 - 13:29
You may recall my writing about Minnesotans being up in arms about a fee being added to their checks at a local restaurant to cover the added costs of Obamacare. Well, my native L.A. has adopted the practice, and at upscale eateries to boot. I’m sure the Los Angelite liberals will love this newest wrinkle and market response to a horrible law. From Truth Revolt:
Beginning on September 1, restaurants Lucques, Tavern, A.O.C, and a few offshoots all added a 3 percent surcharge to customers’ checks, explicitly stating in a press release their decisions hinged on covering employee healthcare costs.
Lucques Group, Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, owners of the restaurants, also named several other restaurant groups that will be duplicating their efforts; Restaurants Rustic Canyon, The Hungry Cat and Melisse were among those mentioned.
In the press release, the restaurant owners made sure to mention the business decision had nothing to do with politics, only business.