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An eatery that cheats a customer

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 1:46 pm
by Stevenloan
Hi everyone! A customer eats at a eatery, he orders two cheeseburgers and a Pepsi, when he asks for the cheque, it costs him $300. What words or phrases do you use to call this kind of eatery that cheats the customer?

Your answers will be greatly appreciated.

StevenLoan

Re: An eatery that cheats a customer

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 7:03 pm
by BonnieL
Gouging. But that's such an over-the-top amount no one in their right mind would pay it.

Re: An eatery that cheats a customer

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 10:28 pm
by Bobinwales
I would call it a bloody rip-off.
I would also have asked for the bill. Our American friends would probably ask for the check.
This is a cheque in the UK (American English "check").
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Re: An eatery that cheats a customer

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 10:29 pm
by Erik_Kowal
I'm not aware of any term specifically for an eatery that price-gouges / overcharges / takes financial advantage of its customers. In general terms, such a company could be called a rip-off merchant, sharks, thieves, or robbers. ("Don't buy anything from them. They're absolute sharks!")

(A loan shark is an individual or company that lends money at usurious rates of interest.)

Re: An eatery that cheats a customer

Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 11:31 pm
by tony h
BonnieL wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 7:03 pm
Gouging. But that's such an over-the-top amount no one in their right mind would pay it.
It depends on what sort of dollar. If it is , say, Zimbabwean it is about US$6 so a bit of a ripoff but not too bad for the average tourist.

:)

Re: An eatery that cheats a customer

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 1:05 am
by Stevenloan
I would like to thank you all very much for your answers.

StevenLoan