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Can a server be fired for a customer walking out in a restaurant

Suppose at a restaurant, a customer leaves without paying the check. The server is either unaware that they left or unable to stop them. Can the restaurant compel the server to pay for the walkouts? ...
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Is it making off without paying to dispute the charged amount based on a misunderstanding, even if this is the customer’s own fault?

Bob goes to a burger joint every week for several months and orders an individual beef patty for £4 which they are able to put through on the till as an “extra.” One time Bob arrives at the place and ...
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Can I sue a restaurant for serving me meat in a vegetarian dish and not apologizing or doing anything about their mistake when pointed out? [duplicate]

I went to a Korean restaurant for the first time with some friends. Knowing there aren’t many vegetarian options, and also being unfamiliar with Korean food, I made sure to check the menu carefully ...
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What changes in laws and regulations have there been in the last few years concerning food safety and allergy contamination in prepared foods? [closed]

Recently there seem to have been a change in the legal requirements in restaurants in serving customers that have food allergies. What instruments could have contained this?
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Can restaurants charge differently based on customer's language?

I greeted some Chinese friends who just arrived at an airport. They were hungry after a long flight so we ate lunch inside the airport. We sat down and opened the menu in Chinese. We ordered some food ...
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Can restaurants "force" a minimun 15% tip for delivery service in California?

Found that some restaurants promote "free" delivery when total over 60 dollars, as customers we can choose leave no tips, or any amount we want. When the order total is 59.9, it charges 15% ...
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What is the legal basis for making servers pay for customers who walk out?

In the US, different states have different laws regarding customers who leave without paying the bill, aka "Dine and Dash." Some states allow for a restaurant to dock a server's pay, when a ...
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What specific laws govern ownership of food in restaurants, and any terms or obligations under which a person can have, take, or eat it? [closed]

This question partially builds off of some of the ideas in here: What terms surround a restaurant order? But my question is more specifically: is food in a restaurant considered “property”, owned by ...
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Can a customer sue an Internet Cafe for being BULLied (kicked out+ threatening to call the SECURITY)

This internet cafe (computer gaming, charging us for every hour) literally kicked me out on the 3rd time (meaning I've only been there twice before) for "having too many complaints" and &...
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Automatic gratuity (tips) in restaurants

I have seen something along the lines of "parties of 8 or more will have a 25% gratuity added to the check" on menus in many US restaurants. Its been on menus for as long as I can remember. ...
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Can a restaurant in Germany refuse service without a tip?

So I live in Germany, and there is a restaurant about 10 minutes away from my house. I often order from there but now much less. Delivery times can vary from 1 hour to several hours… I just noticed on ...
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Can I be charged for tap water in a restaurant in New Mexico, USA

Recently I was eating at a rather upscale steak restaurant in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and at the start of the service the waiter asked if I wanted bottled or tap water. I opted for tap water, and was ...
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What laws require establishments to serve free tap water in the UK and what are the parameters of these requirements?

Can an ice cream / "fast food" shop, that purports not to be a restaurant, decline to serve fresh drinking water free of charge when asked for by a customer?
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Do I have legal obligation to change the payment method at a restaurant, if they refuse to (but have the ability to) accept my credit card?

I ate in a restaurant one day and paid with my Discover credit card. The restaurant reluctantly accepted it but told me that this card incurs a higher fee to them. The next day after my meal, they ...
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Must restaurants serve water for free to their customers in France?

https://www.economie.gouv.fr/dgccrf/Publications/Vie-pratique/Fiches-pratiques/Carafe-d-eau-verre-d-eau (mirror 1, mirror 2) states: La carafe d'eau ordinaire en accompagnement du repas est inclue ...
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Can I sue Dominos for putting meat on my veg pizza three times [duplicate]

I always buy vegetable pizzas from Dominos. Although I am not vegetarian, I eat vegetarian due to religious restrictions. Once, I found pepperoni on my pizza. And another time I found what looked to ...
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NYS Tied House Law, explained

Upstate NY (USA) here. Reading the NYS State Liquor Authority's Brewery Quick Reference Guide and trying to understand the Tied House Law passage on page 1: "Tied House...Additionally, the 'tied ...
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Can a restaurant deny service to patrons for wearing masks?

I understand that restaurants need not follow the government mandated mask policy for their private place. But here a patron is willing or has opted to wear a mask. Can a restaurant deny service for ...
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Is it legal for a bartender to serve "virgin" drinks to an intoxicated patron without telling them?

An occasional trope in media, or in real life, is to have someone who is obviously intoxicated handed another drink and, when someone calls the server on it, they say that they gave them water instead ...
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Is There a Default Position on Beverage Refills?

This question was inspired by a 2014 case in South Carolina, where a man named Christopher Lewis was given a $525 ticket (later reduced to a warning) for refilling a drink at a VA Medical Center. In ...
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Distinction between a dinner party and a pop up restaurant

Background: I live in Alameda County, CA. I spent the last three years intently pursuing a cooking hobby, and believe I have gotten pretty good at it. I am interested in practicing cooking for a ...
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Why does a word like "homemade" not constitute false advertising?

I've been wondering why, when a restaurant says something is "homemade" but it's clearly not made in somebody's home, that's not considered false advertising. If homemade doesn't imply made at home ...
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Living Above a Restaurant

If I wanted to save money by living in the floor above a restaurant I opened, would this be legal? A friend brought up the problem of districts (commercial, residential, etc)... would this prevent me ...
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What can I not call my store?

I want a name that creates a reaction from the public. At the beach they have a seafood place called Dirty Dicks. When I left the beach that name stuck with me. How far can I go to having a profane ...
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Can a restaurant add requirements to a “special” that weren’t previously listed?

I walked into a bar in Boston and ordered sliders. The sliders were advertised as half off during the specific hours I was there. I ordered the sliders and was then told by the waitress I had to also ...
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Do You Need a Permit to Cook Free Food on the Sidewalk?

I'd like to open a food stand in Los Angeles to cook food for homeless people. Do I need a permit of some sort to cook food and give it away free of charge?
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Is a second location of a restaurant required to honor gift cards purchased at the first location?

I received a gift card for a local restaurant about a year ago. The same owners recently opened a new location of the same restaurant closer to my house. I went there tonight expecting to pay for most ...
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In Québec, are restaurants legally required to provide free potable water upon request?

In the province of Québec, are restaurants legally required to provide free potable water upon request? If so, what is the name/article of this law?
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Is my orchard property, particularly the house, able to become a restaurant?

The house resides in the middle of an orchard. I'd like to retrofit my "empty nest" home into a restaurant similar to this one, but I believe there may be zoning laws that could prevent me from doing ...
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Can I make someone open a restaurant for me, so that they'd be the owner but I would still earn at least as much as them?

I have some ideas for a restaurant, however I don't see myself working in one. So I've been wondering if it is possible to hire / create a company with someone who would open a restaurant in my place ...
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Do I have to pay for a drink if a vendor cannot accept payment?

Recently I was served a drink at the pub where I intended to pay by debit card and had no alternative payment method available (e.g. cash). The card reader was faulty and I consumed my drink whilst ...
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What size restaurants in NYC must provide bathrooms?

Some small restaurants in NYC with only a small seating area offer a bathroom for customers, but most small restaurants do not. What is the law in NYC? What size or type restaurant must provide ...
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Are restaurants required to have a bathroom available?

In a restaurant: If they have a bathroom, must they let paying or unpaying customers use it? Can they deny use to people who have not bought anything? There's a McDonald's that does not allow use of ...
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Is it legal to resell a McDonald's Big Mac? [duplicate]

Or any other meal from McDonald's. Reselling as in I buy it and resell it without telling the buyer it's from McDonald's.
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What terms surround a restaurant order?

What law in involved in restaurant orders? If I go into a restaurant and order hundreds of dollars of food, then leave before it arrives, I would imagine there is some recourse that the proprietor ...
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How much street space can restaurants occupy?

In Paris, France, what define how much street space can a restaurant occupy?
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