A local New Jersey food establishment is giving people a break on their bill to compensate for a 23 cent a gallon tax jump in the Garden state that hit the area on Nov. 1.
After 30 years, Governor Chris Christie signed off on the increase that has motorists shaking their heads.
According to Fox Business, the tax increase is estimated to cost small car drivers between $17-$22 a month and for large ones, including SUVs and Trucks, between $28-$55.
Rezza Trattoria has its customers back.
John Bendokas told a local ABC news station he’s frustrated.
Saying, “I don’t like it when anything gets more expensive, but gas really trickles down to everybody.” So his customers pain, is his and he’s providing a discount during the month of November to ease it.
How will this process work at the Trattoria? The customer will pocket their gas receipt and pass it over to Bendokas. In response to seeing it, he’ll knock off the gas tax from the bill.
A decision he came too after some personal reflection and some mathematics, Bendokas said, “I was kinda sitting at home being disgruntled about having to pay more gas tax and thinking about the effect it would have on my drivers, my customers and everything.”
On average, he estimates that the discount will come out to be about $2.50 and he says that, it is a great strategy to get people in and give back.
Plus the restaurant supposedly has a great pizza pie, including one with a Brussel Sprout topping.
(H/T ABC 7 New York)