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Philadelphia Bar Stiffs Own Waiters

Posted: Dec. 26th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
Chickie's and Pete's Sports Bar
Chickie's and Pete's

Waiters getting stiffed is nothing new with economic hard times rolling, but Chickie's and Pete's from Philadelphia has hit an all-time low with accusations of the bar stiffing it's waiters now coming to light complete with a lawsuit against its owner by the disgruntled employees for continuing now prohibited practices that ultimately devour employee tips.

The sports bar Chickie’s and Pete’s is known in Philadelphia as the home of “crabfries,” but a lawsuit against its owner says the place is a bit of a shark tank.

The suit alleges that the airport branch of the popular bar took credit card fees out of waitstaff tips.

It was a common practice until one year ago, when Philadelphia City Council enacted a law prohibiting restaurants from withholding the two-percent processing fee from tips that patrons added to their credit cards.

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