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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

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Soo @ hungryones

Mmm... Pork chops. I like to pan fry them. :-)

Ed (from Yuma)

I like pork chops in a lot of ways, Soo, on the grill or with bbq or teriyaki sauce etc. But the one at Julieanna's is beyond my culinary skills.

Alan Hays

The Service Charge is probably for staff healthcare costs. Some restaurants have been doing that instead of just raising overall prices.

Kirk

Happy Anniversary Ed! Time sure flies....

Ed (from Yuma)

Thanks, Alan, I hope that is the case. It would be nice if the menu mentioned that.

Thanks, Kirk. You think time flies now at your age, wait till you reach geezerhood!

caninecologne

Happy (belated) Anniversary! May you enjoy many more!

Looks like you and your wife had a wonderful meal here (that pork chop, yes).

Ed (from Yuma)

Thanks, cc, we did enjoy.

alnc

A friend of mine contacted the restaurant and received this reply about the extra charge:

The 6% House service charge is in direct response to the minimum wage increase passed into law as of January 1st. Although we are the first restaurant in Yuma to choose that route(rather than hide the increase in the menu prices), many larger market restaurants such as in San Diego have been using this method for years. This charge is not paid to the server waiting your table, it is collected by the house! You are welcome to tip your server based on the service you received; every situation is different!
The 6% House service charge is in direct response to the minimum wage increase passed into law as of January 1st. Although we are the first restaurant in Yuma to choose that route(rather than hide the increase in the menu prices), many larger market restaurants such as in San Diego have been using this method for years. This charge is not paid to the server waiting your table, it is collected by the house! You are welcome to tip your server based on the service you received; every situation is different!

As a consumer, I don’t like this. The customer should know that the prices on the menu are the prices that they will pay. Adding a surcharge is confusing, misleading, and has been deemed to be illegal in California according to San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott. This surcharge thing seems more like an attempt to give a political message rather than good customer service.

Ed (from Yuma)

Thanks, alnc, for the research, I appreciate. I figured it was something like that or health care. Fine print on the menu reads "A 6% house service charge and 6.7% state sales tax is applied to all food and beverages."

The restaurant isn't in the city limits, so the sales tax amount is low by Yuma standards, so some folks may not notice the service charge, but Tina was a business major and looks at receipts.

I understand the restaurant needing more revenue to pay higher wages, but adding a surcharge to the bill seems a little underhanded.

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