#17 Restaurants Charging for Bread from Top Food Trend Predictions for 2013 Slideshow

Top Food Trend Predictions for 2013 Slideshow

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#17 Restaurants Charging for Bread

The idea of charging for bread isn't new, it still stirs outrage in some diners and media personalities. Consider back in 2009, when the New York Post reported tariffs of $3 for bread and another $2 for butter at Company, in New York City, as just one of the "super sneaky charges" that "recession-hit restaurants" were "helping themselves to." Though he was called insane at the time by some, then New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni actually raised arguments in support of the idea. He may have had a point, or at least just been a bit before his time.