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Mar 3, 2010 02:18 PM

So Sue Me... [moved from San Diego]

Apparently, from what The Linkery's blog indicates, they're being sued by the City Attorney's office over their charge for table service rather than tips. It will interesting to see where this one goes

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  1. Maybe the city attorney's office of san diego doesn't want a san diego restaurant to have "real, non corporate food — ingredients from local farmers, the kind of food that’s widely available in the Bay Area ".

    I am sure they would be happier with another cheesecake factory.

    This is really something that is wrong in America today.

    It is their buisness, they should be able to do what they like, whether or not that is charging table service, allowing smoking, or serving booze 24 hours a day.

    The people who don't like these things can always just stay home and sulk.

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    1. re: stevewag23

      I am sure that the powers that be would love another Cheescake Factory. With their sales volumne, I am sure the sales tax revenue is pretty good. Jeez if you don't like the policy then don't eat at the freakin resturant . You have plenty of other options, maybe not as good but then you don't have to a service charge.

    2. Has Jan Goldsmith bothered to serve any of the Cohn Group restaurants that charges a mandatory 18% for parties of 6 or more?

      Edit: What the? Why did this thread get moved? It should be in "San Diego."

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        1. The stupidity of this is really astounding. Especially given how poor the economic climate is. Suing a successful business, that is contributing to the local tax base, over something that's clearly marked on the menu is beyond bizarre.

          1. While I don't agree with the mandatory tips they charge as it makes for an unbelievably lazy wait staff with zero attention to detail or the customer. This is something I've experienced just about everytime I've visited The Linkery, I have to say that the City Attorney's office going after them is a bit over the top and heavy handed. Surely they have more pressing issues to address in the City rather than messing with a well established tax paying business.