Thank you for your interest in our surcharge policy. The restaurant industry typically experiences a very small profit margin. With the recent mandated wage, benefits, and healthcare laws, which directly impact our obligations to our Team Members as well as our operating costs since our vendors and suppliers face the same increased costs for their employees, we faced a dilemma on how to maintain the quality of food, service, and atmosphere you expect and enjoy.
Surcharges have been used by government agencies, utilities, manufacturers, and retailers across several industries for many years. In the past few years, restaurants, like these other businesses, have implemented surcharges successfully and lawfully. In fact, restaurant surcharges have been challenged in California state and federal courts, and the courts found that restaurant surcharges are lawful.
We have always put our customers and employees first, and we will continue to do so. We hope that you will appreciate our transparency and thank you for your continued support.