Portland restaurant adds charge for health care


Portland restaurant Biwa is asking customers to help pay for workers’ health insurance with a five percent surcharge.

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Portland restaurant Biwa is asking customers to help pay for workers’ health insurance with a five percent surcharge.

[Owner Gabe Rosen] said he could have simply raised the prices, but he wanted to highlight the fact that service industry jobs don’t always provide such benefits.

He also said feedback has been generally positive. And tips have not gone down as a result of the surcharge.

Read more at KGW.


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