Some restaurants in the LA area, including Milo & Olive and Rustic Canton, started late last year to add a healthcare surcharge to customer's bills. This fee would cover the cost to provide their employees healthcare. This idea seems to be spreading, with now 12 restaurants adding the fee on bills. This is not the first California city to see these fees popping up, San Francisco's restaurants adopted a surcharge after a healthcare mandate in 2008.
So what does this mean for LA restaurants? And how are consumers reacting to another fee, on top of tax and tip? According to reviews on yelp, some diners have called added cost crazy, cheap or tacky. Is this just the price consumers are going to pay to have healthy servers? Read More