Banning Cashless Restaurants?

By The NYC Hospitality Alliance

The NYC Council scheduled a public hearing on proposed legislation that if passed, will ban businesses from being cashless.

Businesses that don’t accept cash (only credit cards) is a growing trend, especially at fast causal restaurants and coffee shops, due to its operational efficiencies.  However, the practice has caught the attention of lawmakers who say that not accepting cash discriminates against the large unbanked population in NYC who do not have credit cards.

If you run a cashless business, and continuing to do so is important, you must testify at the upcoming public hearing. The City Council must hear from you regarding the benefits of operating a cashless restaurant and why banning the practice poses problems for your businesses.

What: Public Hearing on Proposal to Ban Cashless Businesses

When: Thursday, February 14, 2019 @ 10:00AM

Where: 250 Broadway, 14th Floor Committee Room, New York, NY 


Details: If you register to testify you will be given approximately three minutes to speak in front of the City Council Committee. In addition to your verbal testimony, you may submit a longer written testimony. Please bring 15 copies of the written testimony to submit.   

***Please email if you plan to testify or have any questions.

Click here to read the text of the proposed legislation.

Read Will Cash Become A Thing Of The Past At Restaurants? Published by the NYC Hospitality Alliance

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