service charge


Definition of service charge

: a fee charged for a particular service often in addition to a standard or basic fee

called also service fee

Examples of service charge in a Sentence

Tickets are $25 each plus a $3 service charge per ticket.
Recent Examples on the Web Dine-in, takeout, online ordering, automatic 20% service charge., 21 June 2022 So now diners will be responsible for the service charge, which will essentially increase the cost of a meal by 20 percent. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 14 June 2022 Tickets are $60, plus a $4 service charge, available online or by phone at 256-845-1646. Mary Colurso |, al, 12 June 2022 With the competition getting tighter, every cent in service charge can make or break your business. Yec, Forbes, 6 July 2022 For the plate scans, MWAA is seeking authority for a service charge of $1.60 per transaction to cover administrative costs. Lori Aratani, Washington Post, 15 June 2022 Also there’s a mandatory 20-percent service charge, with 17 percent going to the service staff. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 17 Apr. 2022 What likely helps is the 22% service charge tacked onto your bill, which the menu explains goes toward high hourly wages, health insurance and a 401k for employees. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Apr. 2022 The 20% service charge goes toward boosting the pay to $20 for every hour worked. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of service charge

1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of service charge was in 1889

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11 Aug 2022

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“Service charge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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