NYC Restaurant Stops Accepting Cash

If you decide to eat at Commerce, an unpleasantly named upscale restaurant in New York City that charges nearly $25 for spaghetti, your cash is no longer welcome.

“If you don’t have a credit card, you can use a debit card,” said the restaurant’s co-owner, Tony Zazula. “If you don’t have a debit card, you probably don’t have a checking account. And if you don’t have a checking account, you probably shouldn’t be eating at Commerce to begin with.”

The Wall Street Journal says the owner got the idea after riding on an American Airlines flight. We hope that’s as far as his brainstorming goes; we’d hate to see what kinds of surcharges a creative restaurateur could come up with in the spirit of air travel.

“New York Restaurant Loses Its Appetite for Cash “ [WSJ] (Thanks to Chad!)
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