Experts in the Media

Chris Green – LAFM

General Manager & Founder, Food Strategy

Should you charge a public holiday surcharge?

It’s a controversial topic every time a public holiday rolls around. Should cafes and restaurants charge a public holiday surcharge? Many customers think not, and complaints are often sent to businesses who implement a holiday surcharge. Legally, restaurants and cafes can charge a surcharge on Sundays and public holidays, as long as they clearly inform their customers of their intent. Competition is forcing some food businesses to forego the surcharge or, alternatively, build it into their everyday pricing. Chris Green – General Manager & Co-Founder of Food Strategy & Restaurant Bookkeepers Australia joined me on The Drive Home to discuss this topic.