Woke Minnesota Restaurant Adds 15% “Equity Charge” To All Bills – Accuses Customers Of Being Racist And Sexist

(Republican Party News) – The woke leftist lunacy continues in America. One Minneapolis restaurant has now decided to start charging customers a 15% “benefits and equity” charge because, well, customers are too racist and sexist to properly tip on their own, apparently.

Broders Pasta Bar in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has notified potential customers that they will now be forced to pay the new tax if they wish to dine at their restaurant.

As part of their justification for the charge, they say that “many states have allowed reduced minimum wages for service staff in the form of a tip credit.”

Their real issue, however, appears to be with the fact that they believe most of their customers are just racist and sexist, which they have concluded based on uncited research.

“Studies have also shown that there is inequity and built-in bias in the way consumers give tips,” the statement reads. “In general, Black or Brown servers receive less tips than Caucasian servers. There is gender bias as well.”

In the final part of their statement explaining the new tax, they claim that the new policy is a result of wider racial injustice and that the tax does not substitute for gratuity.

“In the wake of racial injustice protests and the closures due to Covid, now is the time for Broders’ to reimagine its economics and provide fair pay across the company,” the statement reads.

“Our Benefits & Equity Charge is applied entirely to employee compensation. This supplement helps us to set a $16 minimum hourly wage for customer facing employees, $18 minimum hourly wage for kitchen employees… Altogether this allows everyone in our company to earn a real living wage. The 15% Benefits & Equity Charge is not a gratuity.”

In other words, Broders wants their employees to enjoy a much higher minimum wage, as Democrats insist the federal minimum wage should be $15/hr, but they don’t actually want to have to pay their employees more.

So much for leftists insisting that consumers would never have to pay more to compensate for a higher increased minimum wage.

If anything, you have to give Broders credit for creativity. They want to be woke and they expect their customers to financially support it.

As Jonathan Miltimore, Managing Editor at FEE.org, points out:

…if Broders’ doesn’t feel restaurant workers in the back are earning enough money, there is a solution to that: pay them more. This action doesn’t require any surcharges or public lectures on systemic oppression. It only requires the restaurant to run an efficient and profitable business that allows them to pay workers a wage they believe is fair and “livable.”

He also goes on to write about how this is the perfect example of the “fixed pie fallacy” that assumes that the economy is fixed and that for the poor to do better, those who are better off must sacrifice more.

“If we assume that wealth is a fixed pie, then the more slices the rich get, the fewer are left over for the poor,” Chelsea Follett explained. “In other words, people can only better themselves at the expense of others. In the world of the fixed pie, if we observe the rich becoming richer, then it must be because other people are becoming poorer. Fortunately, in the real world, the pie is not fixed.”

Of course, Broders and other restaurants are free to add extra charges for their customers to pay in an effort to be more “equitable” but consumers also have a choice and you know the saying, “Go woke, go broke.”

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  1. So they survived the Scandemic and now want to test the Woke waters. RIP Broders. The place probably sucks anyway.

  2. Been in the Cities twice. Now I know where I will never go. I always tip. No matter what ethnicity of mine or others!

    More libtard moron Bidone idiocy!

    Root causes, my backside!

  3. That is what socialism is about to force people which lead only to failures of the socialist communist utopias to make “all equal. Maybe clones and robots can be all equal

  4. “If we assume that wealth is a fixed pie, then the more slices the rich get, the fewer are left over for the poor,”

    Wrong, the pie will expand or contract depending on the economic system used. If Minnesota continues to punish hard work and thrift, the pie almost certainly will contract.

  5. “If we assume that wealth is a fixed pie, then the more slices the rich get, the fewer are left over for the poor,”

    Wrong. The pie can expand or contract with the economic system employed. If Minnesota continues to punish hard work and thrift, the pie will definitely contract.

  6. I would just not tip. If the waiters are getting $16.00 and hour they should not need tips. Look at what other states base is. Between $2.00 and $4.00 per hour. They NEED tips. I would NEVER go anywhere expecting me to pay 30% on top of the price of a meal and drinks.

  7. I would never go there. The restaurant is expecting the patrons to pay an extra 50% (30% + 20% tip) on top of the price of their meal. Hopefully they will be shut down soon.

    I ALWAYS over tip my server REGARDLESS of race or gender. Unless service has been extraordinarily bad.

  8. Go woke, go BROKE. I would NEVER want to support a restaurant who calls me racist simply because I’m white. I treat everyone the same without regard to color or gender. May your patrons and soon to be ex-patrons show you how happy they are to be called racists by going to your competition who DOESN’T assume something bad because you have a lack of melanin in your system. I ask you, who are the REAL racists in this story. Of course, it’s the restaurant for ASSUMING someone is a racists for being white. Racism ISN’T exclusive to white folks.

    racist: a person who believes in racism, the doctrine that one’s own racial group is superior or that a particular racial group is inferior to the others.

  9. What if you are a minority? Does that exclude you from paying this extra 15%. Frankly I always tip unless service is exceptionally bad and the tip is usually around 20% or more! Service at this place must be horrible if they force you to pay a tip. I would NOT dine there.

  10. I think 15-20% is the recommended standard tip these days anyway. I have a Granddaughter who worked as a waitress and tips were an important part of making a decent income, slow days or small tips really hurt. Knowing that, I always tip in the 15-20% range, besides it can even mean even better service the next time you stop by the cafe.

  11. Ok, let me get this straight. The restaurant owner is adding a 15% gratuity to the bill, but keeping it to help cover his overhead. So the wait staff – mostly minorities I gather – now, instead of getting 15% to 20% tips, will get 0% to 5% tips on average, all in the name of ‘diversity’? Why is it the ‘woke’ always come of as acting more racist than anyone?

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