Posted by Alex Tewfik on December 17th, 2012
Remember awhile back, when Philadelphia passed the Tip Bill? According to a federal lawsuit, the airport outpost of Chickie’s & Pete’s didn’t get the memo.
According to former bartender Andrew Laplante, the Chickie & Pete’s airport location held the wait staff to a “Pete Tax” every night when checking out. Two percent of the total credit card tips “went to the bar” in cash, which at times, made up for substantial chunks of change getting skimmed off the top of the servers’ wages. Laplante claims that this tax paid for the restaurant’s credit card fees—which, according to Bill #110341, is illegal. So now there’s a federal lawsuit in the works.
Chickie’s and Pete’s owner Pete Ciarrocchi says his business ”always tried to do the right thing by our employees. We treat people fairly and with respect.”
Lawsuit claims Chickie’s and Pete’s skimmed staffers tips [Philadelphia Daily News]
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Posted by Foobooz on September 28th, 2012
Continuing in our data mining of PLCB wine and spirits data, here are the eight establishments at Philadelphia International Airport that have purchased the most wine and spirits. Vino Volo comes in number one with wine purchases of $383,746 in 2011.
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Posted by Foobooz on August 20th, 2012
The Sunday Inquirer outlined the planned upgrades to Terminal F at Philadelphia International Airport. When the project is completed, the F might stand for food. Among the improvements, a host of new eating options including Local, a new tavern that will feature Jose Garces as a consultant. The restaurant/bar will not be a Garces Restaurant Group property but chefs will be trained in Garces restaurants. Every seat will come with an iPad from which you can place orders, surf the web and check flight times. Each table will also have outlets to make charging up a snap.
Garces’ tavern won’t be the only new food spot opening »
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