On September 16, 2020, the New York City Council passed a temporary law allowing food service establishments to impose a surcharge for on-premise dining in order to provide financial relief to restaurants dealing with the various expenses related to operating during the pandemic. The law will become effective immediately upon Mayor De Blasio’s signature.
Under the law, restaurants may impose a surcharge of up to ten percent (10%) of the consumer’s total bill for on-premises dining. No surcharge may be applied to take-out or delivery orders. Restaurants will be able to take advantage of this surcharge until ninety (90) days after they may operate at maximum indoor capacity.
In order the impose the surcharge, Restaurants must:
Please contact the MSF’s Hotel & Hospitality Group if you need assistance with respect to this information.
Christy L. Reuter
Partner | Chair, Hotel & Hospitality
(646) 755-3174 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Gregg M. Kligman
Counsel | Employment
646.273.8209 | email@example.com