Restaurants add health care surcharge to tab
If you dine out at any of the Gator’s Dockside restaurants in Jacksonville, you may notice a little extra added to your bill.
The chain of restaurants is adding a 1 percent surcharge to their checks, asking customers to help pay for health insurance it will be required to provide for employees under the Affordable Care Act.
The owners say the alternative would be cutting employee hours.
Glenda Thomas, who visits Gator’s Dockside on 103rd Street for the oysters, good service and nice people says it’s a small price to pay.