Restaurant surcharges for ballot measures, COVID expenses are reminder to check your bill

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Ann Siner of My Sister’s Closet and Judge John Buttrick in their litigation efforts against 208.) 

By Russ Wiles | Arizona Republic

When a Cave Creek restaurant recently placed what some viewed as a politically motivated surcharge on patron bills, it ruffled some feathers.

It also underscored the importance for customers to check their bills carefully because surprising charges sometimes show up.

The issue of unusual charges gained a bit of attention last year when a smattering of restaurants around the nation levied COVID-19 fees to pay for enhanced cleaning and safety equipment necessitated by the pandemic.


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