Wolfgang Puck: I ‘hate’ restaurant inflation charges
Celebrity chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck says he’s against billing customers inflation fees, and argues restaurants should ‘be smart’ in passing on price hikes.
In a FOX Business exclusive interview on "Mornings with Maria" Friday, celebrity chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck called out establishments getting creative with new fees and surcharges to combat inflation.
"I hate these extra charges," Puck told Maria Bartiromo. "Why not just add a dollar to every dish, especially in the upscale restaurant where this costs already $45. If you're charging $46, what difference does it make?"
During the interview, Bartiromo showed Puck a picture of a restaurant receipt which included a $2 "temporary inflation fee."
"I'm not doing that, and I'm actually against it," the chef said. "I think it's ridiculous that people have to add something at the end."
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