Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:33 PM
Newsjock (11,733 posts)
Waffle House in Atlanta adds 20% 'property management surcharge'
An Atlanta Waffle House outpost is charging its customers an extra 20 percent — on everything — to help pay for a security guard. The restaurant tells Fox Atlanta that it instituted the surcharge as a result of crime in its Five Points neighborhood. Even though there's a police precinct down the street, Waffle House hired the off-duty police officer to work from 4 p.m. to 7 a.m. daily after the nearby clubs started bringing in a lot of drunken, fighting people.
Waffle House officially calls the fee a "property management surcharge" and signs are posted throughout the restaurant to warn customers. Reaction is pretty mixed, but one waitress points out that this surcharge has resulted in lower tips.
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Waffle House in Atlanta adds 20% 'property management surcharge' (Original post)
Response to Tanuki (Reply #3)
Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:54 PM
dipsydoodle (42,239 posts)
6. If the cost of the guard is less than or equal to the reduced gross profit on turnover
in the absense of the guard then that isn't true.
Response to Newsjock (Original post)
Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:45 PM
MrSlayer (22,143 posts)
5. 4 pm to 7 am?
That's a 15 hour shift for an off duty cop that also works 8 hours on his real job? He never sleeps?
I just wouldn't go there anymore. I wouldn't have gone there in the first place actually.