A Minnesota cafe is stirring up controversy by adding a 35-cent “minimum wage fee.”

Minnesota implemented a minimum wage hike from $7.25 to $8 on Aug. 1, so Oasis Cafe owner Craig Beemer calculated what it would cost per ticket to accommodate the increase.


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Beemer has tried not to change how he’s staffing his restaurant, and rather than rolling the hike into menu prices, he added a 35-cent fee and explained on the check what it’s for.

Beemer told Tucker Carlson on “Fox and Friends” that there are so many misconceptions about the minimum wage laws. He said people don’t understand how these laws impact business.


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“They don’t have a clue what people are actually making in a restaurant,” he said.

Watch the interview above.