Restaurant Announces $100 Per Person Food And Beverage Minimum: OK Or Outrageous?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The steakhouse Steak 48 is catching heat online after it’s Philadelphia and Chicago locations posted a printed policy that there is a $100 per person food and beverage minimum. The restaurant says on its website that the requirement is “to ensure that each guest enjoys the total experience of food, service, and atmosphere.”

The $100 minimum does not include tax or tip, according to their website. And social media users are not thrilled about the restaurants message to patrons, saying things like:
“Me leaving Steak 48 after paying the $100 minimum and not leaving a tip. (Forrest Gump running gif)”
“Well, I know one restaurant in Philly I can cross off my list. ”
“You can’t really spend less than 100 at any steak house, but don’t force it like this. There are ways to communicate. People may get the impression that this may target a certain audience.”

Our question of the night: would you eat at a restaurant if you knew they had a minimum?

This episode’s panel features:
WCCB TV’s Morgan Fogarty
WCCB News @ Ten anchor Drew Bollea
WCCB News Edge producer Brandon Refour