Proposed COVID-19 restaurant surcharge in NYC could add 10% to dining out

“Now that they are stretched to the max, New York’s restaurants can now join every other city in the country and transparently ask their customers to pay into their recovery, without having to hide costs into their pricing,” said the bill’s prime sponsor Councilman Joe Borelli (R-Staten Island) on Tuesday. “This is an option the restaurant industry long sought to deal with rising costs.”