Credit Card Fees Hurt Waiters Tips

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According to Fox Philadelphia, a few restaurants in the city are deducting the credit card processing fees from the waitstaff’s tips. “Basically, when you use a credit card to pay your bill and leave, say a 15 percent tip, your waiter may only get 12 percent.” It epitomizes the issue brought to light in an article we wrote back in March (Could Your Credit Card Tip Be Hurting Your Server?). Fox has no information at this time as to what restaurants are involved but a hearing is expected next month. We will keep you updated.

In the meantime, it never hurts to tip in cash. :)

Last modified: February 21, 2013
Sean Murray

Category: Merchant Processing, MPR Authored

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