The cafe has been the focus of complaints on social media, with one poster saying that the fee gives a negatave light to the staff, KMSP reported.
But the cafe's owner responded on Facebook, saying the fee will cover part of the company's estimated $10,000 increase in labor costs incurred by the 75-cent minimum wage hike and that instead of raising prices, the owners instituted the fee, KMSP reported.
Meanwhile, another restaurant chain, Blue Plate RestaurantCo., is charging a fee to its servers when customers pay tips with a credit card. The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported the company claims the fee is needed because wage raises and health care reform are increasing company costs.
No surprise, many have taken to social media to respond to the fee.