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cutting fee for bringing a bday cake?


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cutting fee for bringing a bday cake?

Nancy | Mar 28, 2003 04:49 PM

I've never heard of this before and wondered if this is common or simply a restaurant's attempt to rip me off.

Meeting friends tomorrow night at Cafe Atlantico at the bar for a birthday celebration, and I want to bring a cake for my very good friend and the guests (from Heidelberg, of course). Being smart, I called today to find out if that was okay, and they told me that they charge a "cutting" fee" of $2.50 per slice. The man who answered the phone said it was just like a corkage fee (not in my world, buddy!)

I know cutting a cake can get messy sometimes but it is just me, or is a cutting fee excessive and unwarranted?

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