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Aussie bakery slammed for introducing a 20 cent surcharge to cut a roll in half

Charisa Bossinakis

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Aussie bakery slammed for introducing a 20 cent surcharge to cut a roll in half

A Sydney bakery has been crucified after charging customers 20 cents for cutting sandwich rolls in half.

A seething customer has taken to Reddit to shame the Vietnamese bakery in Haymarket for enforcing a surcharge to slice a bánh mì in half.

Honestly, you know inflation is bad when they're charging you to get the knives out.


Understandably users were left equally frustrated, as one person wrote: “Lol the local customers will walk and the place will go under within 6 months.”

Another user reminisced: “I still remember when pork rolls were $3.”

A third person said: “So should we charge customers if they ask for bathroom directions? You know, time is money. That 10 seconds explaining where a bathroom is could be spent on making a sandwich.”


While another joked: “Cutting edge of marketing right there!”

Look, we understand hospitality has suffered immensely in the age of the Covid-19 pandemic, but this is just outrageous.

Also, if that weren’t ​​ludicrous enough, their sign also points out that extra chilli is an additional 50 cents.

However, this isn’t the first time a restaurant has charged customers for a peculiar reason, and we have a feeling it certainly won’t be the last.


Galey Hermoso recently shared that while dining at the Spanish venue The Imperial Bar last year, he was charged an extra 20 cents every time a waiter went over to his table.

He wrote on Twitter: “A curious thing happened to us a few days ago in Benavente. Every time the waiter came to the terrace table to bring something: beer, the tapa... he charged us 20 cents. 

“The last straw was the euro that he charged us to put some cutlery to cut a toast that we had ordered.”


Another Reddit user also shared their receipt from the Colorado establishment Tom’s Diner, where they charged 38 cents for asking a ‘dumb question’ to a waiter.

Shortly after the receipt was posted, a former employee shockingly revealed: “Used to work at this spot. Tickets for the stupid question go through to the kitchen as well lol.”

Look, everywhere has to do what they can to battle the rising cost of living, but you can expect outrage to follow if the service you're providing doesn't actually cost any money.

Featured Image Credit: u/sng94 / Reddit. Dimension Films / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / Miramax Home Entertainment.

Topics: Australia, Food And Drink, News

Charisa Bossinakis
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