Donald, Austin, TX
Hee’s a misleading story I came across twice in my trip to Miami late last year.
Me, my wife and a few friends went out twice on a 3 day trip to Miami to two different cool taverns. Each time we were surprised by a Service Charge bumping our drink bill to nearly 80.00 over what we expected. 6 drinks and the bills was nuts. We thought it was the tip included, nope a Service Charge.
We’re so glad that the city came down on these taverns in Miami.
This scenario will no longer be a reality courtesy of the Miami Beach City Commission. This month, city officials added a new set of rules that target tavern owners who overcharge people through misleading sale tactics that involve prices for drinks and outdoor tables.
The rules aim to “improve the way some bad apples have been treating our customers on Ocean Drive,” says Commissioner Mark Samuelian. “We’re trying to ensure that the customer has clarity on what they’re going to pay.”
The rules require owners to show all prices—including service fees—for food and drinks. Owners who choose not to comply can have their business licenses’ revoked.