In New York, restaurants will be able to increase the bill of visitors by adding a surcharge for COVID-19, according to Travel and Leisure.
This right appears in public catering establishments after the City Council passes a law that allows you to add 10 percent to the amount of the check. The extra fee should support restaurants that are trying to survive the pandemic.
“This bill will help them increase revenue to cover rapidly rising labor costs, meet regulatory requirements, and keep the business going,” explained the initiative’s author, Joseph Borelli.
But the owners of establishments must show customers that the fee is not considered a tip and does not increase staff pay.
The innovation does not apply to the operation of food vans and chain restaurants.