What Is A ‘COVID-19 Surcharge’ And Is It Coming To Texas
Imagine going to your favorite restaurant for lunch or dinner and once you get your tab you notice a "COVID-19 Surcharge" on your bill. Well, that is what restaurants are doing across the U.S. as most of their dining areas are closed due to the coronavirus and suffered financial loss.
Fox News reports that restaurants have felt a strong blow as meat shortages and food distribution supplies have forced them to increase the prices on their menu, and with that, the 'COVID-19' surcharge was created and some restaurants already have them in place.
The restaurant owner explained to Fox News instead of raising prices across the board that he would add a five percent surcharge, therefore he could attempt to keep his business open and pay his employees.
Now other states have adopted this surcharge including California and Michigan. No word if it will come to Texas.