Restaurant News Roundup, 08/04/2023

Latest Restaurant News August 4, 2023

More restaurants around the country are imposing extra service fees on customers, despite complaints.  Restaurant owners say they have no choice following passage of minimum wage increases in some cities.  Read more here:


A bill introduced in Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $17 an hour over five years is drawing strong opposition from the National Restaurant Association.  Read more here:


Pandemic-era outdoor dining will now be a permanent part of New York City under a bill just passed by the NYC Council, but some restaurant owners strongly object to certain restrictions in the legislation.  Read more here:


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