5 ways restaurants can deal with soda taxes

December 19, 2016

Jeremy Bess is a senior analyst at Revenue Management Solutions. This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or management of Nation’s Restaurant News.

Over the past few years, a number of cities and counties have introduced taxes on sugary beverages, specifically soda. Restaurant operators must know how these taxes are applied, and how to insulate the bottom line.

The first major sugary drink tax was introduced in 2012 by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. The Sugary Drinks Portion Cap Rule limited the sale of beverages larger than 16 ounces. However, the rule was struck down