New York chain Bareburger charges customers for its specialty condiments

New York chain Bareburger charges customers for its specialty condiments.

Restaurant guests not ready to pay extra for that ketchup

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Right now many restaurant owners might be thinking about adopting the airline a la carte pricing model—deconstructing the price of dishes to squeeze out more profits as a way to compensate for rising food costs. Before taking that step, they might consider a new study of attitudes toward upcharges for condiments.

Overwhelmingly consumers reject the idea of paying a small additional fee, even a quarter, for condiments to go with their meals, according to a recent NPD Group survey

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