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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:33 PM

Waffle House in Atlanta adds 20% 'property management surcharge'

http://eater.com/archives/2013/02/15/atlanta-waffle-house-charges-extra-20-for-security.php

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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Reply Waffle House in Atlanta adds 20% 'property management surcharge' (Original post)
Newsjock Feb 2013 OP
dlwickham Feb 2013 #1
dembotoz Feb 2013 #2
Tanuki Feb 2013 #3
dipsydoodle Feb 2013 #6
frylock Feb 2013 #4
MrSlayer Feb 2013 #5

Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:34 PM

1. I would definitely avoid that restaurant

if they needed to hire a security guard

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:38 PM

2. 20 percent of the take sounds like an expensive security guard

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:41 PM

3. Since they can write off the cost of the security guard,

the taxpayers are already covering the cost.

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:54 PM

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.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:44 PM

4. yeh good luck with that

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:45 PM

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.

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