The minimum charge, which is an unspoken rule of the catering industry in Sanya, will be wiped out before long.

Recently, the “Regulations on Price Control of Sanya’s Catering Industry” gained approval from the Sanya government. It stipulates that catering operators should not set a minimum charge, or they will be punished.

A recent interview with 10 citizens showed that all of the respondents approved of the new rules. In their minds, the minimum charge harms consumers’ interests and should be eliminated. However, most of the surveyed restaurants claimed that the minimum charge is the guarantee of good dining environments and service.

According to the new rules, catering industry operators can not invent any conditions to justify arbitrary charges. Imposing a minimum charge on consumers or charging for tableware disinfection fees, corkage fees, air conditioning fees and seating fees is strictly prohibited.

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