A French cafe has come out with a unique idea. The cafe is proactive about the customers` behavior. If a customer is polite to the waiter he is charged less if not the customer is charged double the rates. It is located in Nice-Matin.
A reporter tweeted with a photo that has menu of La Petite Syrah cafe. Customers who order their coffee politely are charged significantly less than those who don't. Customers who order their coffee with a "bonjour" and a "s'il vous plait" (hello and please, respectively) are charged euro 1.40 ($1.93 USD). A coffee ordered with no greeting but with "s'il vous plait" costs euro 4.25 ($5.85), and a coffee ordered simply as "un cafe" costs euro 7 ($9.63).
The cafe owner tells that the tiered pricing structure started as a joke, a response to "very stressed" and "sometimes rude" lunch customers.
"I know people say that French service can be rude," he adds "but it's also true that customers can be rude when they're busy." Apparently there has been an improvement in customer attitude. This isn't the first time a cafe or restaurant owner has used pricing to incentivize better behavior in a restaurant.