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Serving Up Surcharges

Not on the menu

At a restaurant in Georgia, tolerance for children is not part of the menu.  The parents of even well-behaved children may be forced to pay an undefined surcharge, categorized as a fee “for adults unable to parent.”  This business practice has raised questions about how far restaurants or other service-driven businesses may go to tack on outrageous or unjustified costs, and whether this policy violates the rights of consumers.  Some view this policy as subjective and a way to trick patrons into paying for more than what they ordered.    

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