Some Boston restaurants adding COVID surcharge to the check


Photo by Cheryl Landes

I saw a report in the Boston Globe today that some restaurants in downtown Boston started adding a fee to food orders to cover the costs of supplies they need to keep customers and employees safe during the COVID outbreak. According to the Globe, the charges appear with names like “PPE fee” or “Safe & Sustainable fee” and range from three to five percent of the bill.

Read the full article from the Globe here.

This is the first time I’ve heard of a COVID surcharge by restaurants. Have you seen this on your bill from any restaurant where you’ve ordered food recently? Please share in the comments.

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