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NYC Council Votes To Allow Restaurants To Charge COVID-19 Surcharge

The New York City Council passed the COVID-19 recovery charge bill, allowing restaurants to implement a surcharge of up to 10% onto a customer’s bill, intended to "help struggling restaurants generate additional revenue," according to the New York City Hospitality Alliance. The bill goes to New York City mayor Bill de Blasio for his signature. The fee will be allowed for up to 90 days after indoor dining resumes at full capacity. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the city could resume indoor dining at 25% capacity on Sept. 30.

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