Talking to a mate today, he told me that he got slugged at a restaurant at a birthday party for the following charges:
Corkage – an oldie but still around
Cakeage – What the?? it is a cake, you get a knife, you cut it. Not really haute cuisine…
Service Charge – apparently similar to an american “tip”
Cancellation charge – one member of his party cancelled, cost him, wait for it….. $29.00!
His reaction to these charges, never go back to that restaurant, which he wouldn’t tell me the name of, priceless.
have you heard of these charges or other new ones that seem a bit over the top?