Is Your Restaurant Justified To Charge For Cakeage?
A local Perth restaurant has ignited debate over its decision to charge patrons a fee known as “cakeage” for cutting up a serving cakes that patrons bring with them to the restaurant. There are two very clear sides to the debate, with justification for morale victory being found on both sides. From the perspective of the business owner, generally the opportunity to buy a cake on premesis exists, and as such a byo cake situation decreases revenue for the business. Added to this, is the fact that there are costs incurred in serving the cake by way of staff time to do the cutting and serving, not to mention the wear and tear on crockery and utensils (plates will get broken, cutlery will get lost or stolen), and finally the cost to wash the dishes. Continue reading