Court Allows Restaurants and Bars to Charge a Credit Card Surcharge

A federal judge has ruled that a New York State law that bans merchants from imposing surcharges on customers who pay by credit card is unconstitutional because it prohibits them from telling customers about the extra fees they incur for accepting credit cards.

Thus, restaurants and bars can charge a convenience fee to cover the credit card expenses they incur in processing these transactions.

What impact do you think this practice would have on your business?  How will customers react?