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Missouri Restaurant Caught Charging Customers 'COVID-19 Surcharge,' Receipt Goes Viral

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Despite being able to stay open for take-out orders, America’s restaurants were definitely affected bigly by the economic shutdown. But should they try to recoup some of their losses by up-charging customers?

That is the question.

And it’s a big one.

From New York Post:

The owners of a Missouri restaurant are pleading with people online to stop harassing their employees after a customer posted a photo of their receipt that showed she was charged a “Covid 19 surcharge” for a meal.

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The tweet went viral, and Twitter users began hurling insults at the staff of the restaurant for the surcharge, the steakhouse wrote in a Facebook post.

They wrote that the surcharge was applied because of an increase in the price of meat and poultry because of the coronavirus outbreak.


In case the tweet is deleted, here’s a photo of the receipt…

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John Salvatore has been a Writer and Editor of multiple political blogs since early 2015. He earned his Master’s degree in Public Administration upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. A diehard Los Angeles Dodgers fan, John can be reached at [email protected]