Burlington, Vt. Restaurants Add Gratuity To Foreigners' Bills

It costs money to speak a foreign language in Burlington, Vermont—especially, if you go out to eat. Anne-Marie Humbert discovered this the hard way, after a gratuity fee was tacked onto her restaurant bill--three different times at different restaurants. The last time it happened the France-born Humbert, her husband, Steve Hulsey, and her nephew were eating at Splash at the Boathouse, and speaking French. At the end of the meal they glanced at the bill and wondered why it was so hefty. Then...Full Story
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