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Saturday, August 13, 2011

'Cakeage' charge replaces 'Corkage'


Sweet treat ... Katrina Duffield celebrating her birthday
with her son, Jon, and his partner, Anna de Paoli, in
Wahroonga. They did not pay cakeage.
Photo: Ben Rushton, Sydney Morning Herald

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/restaurants-and-bars/cheeky-byo-surcharge-is-icing-on-cake-for-restaurants-20110812-1iqtu.html#ixzz1UsS3JrwP
 
Some time back the government legislated to stop restaurants adding a surcharge to bills for serving customers on a Sunday or on public holidays and for charging 'corkage' if you had BYO alcohol instead of purchasing their on-site alcohol at highly inflated prices (many restaurants now advise that BYO alcohol is not permitted and will confiscate this, returning it to you as you leave the restaurant).

Some enterprising restaurants have come up with a new lurk to rake in more income by charging up to $20AUS per head for you to eat and serve your guests from a BYO birthday cake as it is outside the charges banned in the legislation.

cheeky byo surcharge is icing on cake for restaurants

What next?  Hospitals to charge you if you bring your own medications or dressings to hospital with you?  Maybe I should not even suggest this?

4 comments:

John Gray said...

huh?
I am old!
lol
thank you for the flowershop praise!!!

Al said...

I got charged $1.00 for a glass of water with a meal the other day!

Maria said...

I went to a gas station to get air in my tires and they tried to charge me five bucks!

JohnD said...

Maria said...
I went to a gas station to get air in my tires and they tried to charge me five bucks!


I would have said "OK! If you think you have the lung capacity go for it!" LOL!