Restaurants also took action to reduce the rising costs of food price increases, billing expenses and personnel wages. Some businesses that have applied to new methods have started to demand a deposit on fixed menus.
A minimum deposit of 10 percent is required and varies from business to business. Restaurant operators say that a deposit is essential to avoid financial loss. Customers, on the other hand, are wary of paying upfront for the food they didn’t eat.
“WHAT SHOULD I DO THAT MEAL”
Speaking to Habertürk TV, Restaurant Manager Turgut Gülen said, “I know that many establishments have done this. Groups of 50-60 people call us and say they will come and ask for the menus. We say to the customer, ‘If you are going to come, we will be pleased if you send a small amount from the bank’. In some establishments, they can increase the numbers. It’s 20-30 percent. All meals in Turkish cuisine are daily meals. Imagine that 70 people promised to come to the restaurant and then they did not come. What should I do with that 70-person meal?” he said.
HOW WILL THE REFUND OF CAPARO BE AT RESTAURANTS?
Stating that this method is common in almost all parts of the world, TÜRES President Ramazan Bingöl stated that the practice is in specific restaurants in Turkey. Talking about what will happen to the caper if you don’t go to the restaurant, Bingöl said, “There are two initiatives here. Naturally, you can’t get the deposit. However, if you have informed beforehand, if the business can put a new customer there, that is, if it will not suffer from commercial loss, it is entirely up to the initiative of the business. Whether it pays or not,” he said.
Stating that this is not a common practice, such applications are in question in places called fixed menu, TÜRKONFED Deputy Chairman Atty. İbrahim Güllü said, “If there is a fault originating from the enterprise, the deposit can be determined through the court depending on the fault situation. There may be a return,” he said.