Hike service

Eat outside? Be prepared to pay more as food prices rise, service charges are prohibited

High food inflation forces restaurants to raise prices; the ban on service charges will likely lead to further increases in the prices of menu items

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food inflation | Service charge | Restaurants


The sharp rise in food prices has left a bad taste in the mouths of restaurateurs. To cope with the high cost of inputs, many have already hiked their menu prices, while others plan to do the same in the coming weeks, forcing customers to shell out significantly more when dining out.


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First published: Tuesday, July 12, 2022. 7:34 PM IST