Restaurant Owners' Options When Diners are Unable to Pay
AUGUST 24, 2015
Is it true that a restaurant owner can make diners pay off their tab by washing dishes? Unlike many other industries, payment for food service generally works on the “honor system,” meaning patrons are generally not expected to pay until the end of the meal. While this arrangement works the vast majority of the time, there have been incidents in nearly every New York restaurant where a diner has faced the embarrassing situation of being unable to foot the bill.