Rules to curb misleading sales tactics, pricey food, drinks in one Florida city

Posted at 5:13 AM, Apr 13, 2018

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city has new rules in response to complaints that some restaurants trick unsuspecting tourists and other customers into ordering expensive food and drinks.

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The Miami Herald reports one cocktail can cost more than $50 and food specials can price checks in the hundreds of dollars at several restaurants on Ocean Drive in Miami Beach. The city now requires restaurants to display prices for all food, drinks and specials, as well as any service charges, on menus at sidewalk cafe tables.

The rules were passed by Miami Beach's commission Wednesday and enable the city to revoke permits for sidewalk cafe tables and violators' business licenses.

Commissioner Mark Samuelian says the regulations seek to clarify what customers will pay and are part of an effort to improve the popular South Beach street.