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89% want eatery service charge removed : Survey

89% want eatery service charge removed : Survey

Eighty-nine percent of those surveyed in a recent survey wanted the service charge levied by restaurants to be completely removed.

Service tax in restaurants is not legitimate, says government

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Service charge: 68% of Indians say it should be optional, 27% against it

Service charge: 68% of Indians say it should be optional, 27% against it

In what could go against hotels and restaurants, sixty eight percent of respondents in a nation-wide survey has said that it should be optional while 27 percent of them were against it.

 Imposing service charge is unfair trade practice; consumers need not pay: Ram Vilas Paswan

Imposing service charge is unfair trade practice; consumers need not pay: Ram Vilas Paswan

Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Wednesday that imposition of service charge is unfair trade practice and consumers need not pay for the same.

Amazon to start restaurant deliveries in London

Amazon to start restaurant deliveries in London

 Amazon said it would start delivering meals from restaurants direct to customers in some parts of London, the newest entrant to an increasingly competitive market which includes Just East , UberEats and Deliveroo. 

'Global urban consumption to grow by $ 23 trillion in 15 yrs'

'Global urban consumption to grow by $ 23 trillion in 15 yrs'

 Global urban consumption is expected to grow by USD 23 trillion over 15 years, a compound annual growth rate of 3.6 per cent, says a report by McKinsey Global Institute.

Working for round-the-clock permit for restaurants, bars: Delhi govt

 The Delhi government is working towards providing round-the-clock permit to restaurants and bars in the city, Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra said on Wednesday.

The world's 10 best restaurants

The world's 10 best restaurants

Know about the world`s top 10 restaurants, according to La Liste, the new French classification of "exceptional restaurants" compiled from hundreds of guide books and online review sites.

Restaurants, shopping malls and theatres likely to be open 24x7

Restaurants, shopping malls and theatres likely to be open 24x7

If the state governments agree with the proposal of the centre, it is very likely that shopping malls, restaurants, theatres and local markets will soon be open round the clock, i.e. 24X7, 365 days a year.

Service charge collected by hotels is not service tax: FinMin

The government Tuesday clarified that "service charge" collected by certain restaurants and hotels is not "service tax", which is levied at a rate of 5.6 percent on the total bill.

Service tax only in AC restaurants; effective rate 5.6%

Restaurants, eating-joints or messes, which do not have the facility of air-conditioning or central-heating in any part of the establishment are exempt from service tax.

Effective Service tax rate on AC restaurant bills 5.6%: Finance Ministry

The effective incidence of service tax on food bill in air-conditioned restaurants willbe 5.6% now

Suicide car bomb kills 15 in Iraq: Police

 A suicide car bomb ripped through roadside restaurants at the entrance to the town of Baladruz in eastern Iraq, killing at least 15 people, police and provincial officials said Sunday.

Little Italy opens first outlet in Ahmedabad

Famous Italian restaurant Little Italy today opened its first outlet in the city, offering pure vegetarian Italian food to Gujarati taste buds.

Restaurants can push healthy eating among kids

Contrary to popular belief, more healthy meals for kids were ordered after a regional restaurant chain added more healthy options to its kids' menu and removed soda and fries, says a study.

HC quashes govt action against 47 Mumbai restaurants on fire safety

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has set aside orders by Maharashtra authorities suspending the licences of 47 restaurants for allegedly violating fire safety norms, saying proper procedure was not followed.

How we choose `healthy food` in restaurants revealed

A new research has revealed that the best approach to curtail unhealthy food consumption is to use a combination of both an unhealthy label and a surcharge for unhealthy menu items, called "unhealthy surcharge."

Man held as Taiwan says 900 restaurants used gutter oil

Taiwanese authorities have detained the main suspect in a food safety scare over recycled cooking oil which officials said Sunday had been supplied to more than 900 restaurants and bakeries.

In Iran, World Cup fun is a closed-doors affair

When Iran qualified for the World Cup last year it prompted dancing on the streets of Tehran, with millions of men and women gathering to celebrate a rare sporting achievement.

Brazil wins on hospitality, loses on traffic: Report

Foreign World Cup tourists say they are impressed with the hospitality of their host country despite finding fault with services and transport, Brazilian newspaper O Globo reported Sunday.