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Charlie Brown's... Wins "Nickel & Dime Award"


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Charlie Brown's... Wins "Nickel & Dime Award"

creamfinger | Feb 21, 2014 12:49 AM

First off, I admit there is no actual "Nickel & Dime Award", but if there was one, Charlie Brown's would surely win it.

I visited the Millburn restaurant tonight for Prime Rib with my family. The food was ok, and to be honest I enjoyed it for what it was. The cost of the Prime Rib was listed as $24 on the menu, however when I received the bill I noticed another $1.75 fee that said "horseradish crust". I hadn't ordered any sort of special horseradish crust, so I asked the waiter about the charge. He explained that it was a new policy at Charlie Brown's that a serving of horseradish (which is maybe one and half tablespoons) now costs $1.75 extra. It's true, $1.75 is not a lot of money, but frankly I expected that the horseradish, which I did ask for, was a normal condiment for Prime Rib, so I had no reason to think that there would be an extra charge. Certainly I had never been charged for it anywhere else in the past (or at Charlie Brown's for that matter). In addition, it wasn't actual horseradish that was served, but rather it was horseradish sauce. The manager removed the charge, but confirmed it was the new "policy". The entire matter left a poor taste in my mouth (no pun intended).

In retrospect I'm uncertain whether I'm right or wrong. Am I being unreasonable?

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