This Restaurant’s New Fee Is Causing a LOT of Controversy

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If you go out to eat at Corona’s Mexican Grill in Bloomfield, Colorado, be prepared to pay even more for your meal.

Why?

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Last November Colorado voters approved Amendment 70, which will incrementally raise the minimum wage in the state to $12 an hour by 2020. When the law passed, the minimum wage was $8.31 an hour; on Jan. 1, it become $9.30 an hour. Tipped service employees, like restaurant servers, now make $6.28 an hour, set to rise to $8.98 by 2020.

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“We want to let you know you’re going to be charged this fee,” she said. “There’s nothing we want to hide.” Corona’s management estimates Amendment 70 will cost $185,000 this year at their three locations. It’s a cost now partially paid — directly, and transparently — by customers, who aren’t happy.

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Marquez said if the increase wasn’t made, however, they would have been forced to close the place and that the restaurant will replace the fee with higher menu prices across the board next month.

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This could theoretically happen anywhere, and brings up an important discussion about minimum wage. Do you think that the federal minimum wage should be raised?

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