Australian celebrity chef George Calombaris has introduced a new system of payment in all of his Australian restaurants which will allow diners to pay less than the amount listed on the bill.
The unique payment system is called UnderPay™ and was implemented after Calombaris was caught under paying most of the staff working at the restaurants he owns throughout Australia.
“This is a world first,” boasted Calombaris.
“I am so proud to introduce this revolutionary payment system to Australian diners and to give them the option of paying less money than they should really be paying in the restaurant. Customers can actually pay whatever amount they would like to pay for their meals.
Some businesses are using Afterpay or layby, some use Pay it Forward, many eateries will allow customers to split the bill, and these days many customers pay with their phone or even their watch, but no one else is using UnderPay™.”
There is one caveat, however. Customers utilising UnderPay™ will still be required to tip the waitstaff,
“About 20 cents should be enough for the average bill”, explained Calombaris.