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Poll: Would having to pay a non-refundable deposit put you off booking a restaurant?

Some customers don’t show up or cancel a booking at the last minute.

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THE COMPETITION AND consumer protection watchdog has opened a formal investigation into the Restaurants Association of Ireland over issues around a campaign to charge non-refundable deposits for restaurant no-shows.

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission said in a statement during the week that it had launched a civil competition law investigation into the conduct of the RAI.

Some restaurateurs have said the deposits are needed because they lose money when customers don’t show up or cancel a booking at the last minute.

We want to know: Would having to pay a non-refundable deposit put you off booking a restaurant?


Poll Results:

Yes (8326)
No (6623)
I'm not sure (717)



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