Thursday, July 2, 2009

France tries to lure diners away from fast food

Posted By on Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 10:05 AM

In order to help their struggling restaurants during the economic downturn, France reduced the value-added tax (VAT) from 19.6% to 5.5% at brasseries, bistros and cafés on July 1. Restaurateurs are hoping that this tax advantage will lure diners away from fast food (Mon Dieu!) places back to their eateries.

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