Federal Trade Commission Seeks Ban on Restaurant Fees

Dec 19, 2023 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

Duration: 1 hour


New federal proposal could upend restaurant pricing 

Restaurant operators could be forced to scrap service fees and other surcharges under a new proposed rule from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Under this plan, operators of any size could face federal penalties for utilizing service charges to compensate waitstaff or a credit card surcharges to help with exorbitant swipe fees. 

In this webinar, you will learn:
  • What types of fees are restricted. 
  • How menu prices may need to increase to absorb rising costs associated with the FTC’s proposal.
  • How the National Restaurant Association will push back on and seek to shape the FTC’s proposed rule. 



Aaron Frazier
Vice President of Public Policy, National Restaurant Association

Brennan Duckett
Technology and Innovation Policy Director, National Restaurant Association