Chef Jamie Oliver Adds Sugary Drink Surcharge to His Menus

June 22, 2015

He will donate the money from the surcharge to charity.

World-saving chef Jamie Oliver is adding a surcharge to all sugary drinks served at his restaurants across England. Oliver revealed in January that he believes sugar should be taxed like tobacco and “anything else that can, frankly, destroy lives.” According to the Nottingham Post, he is following through on his statement and is now charging diners 10p ($.16 USD) per soda and other sugary drinks.

Oliver says that he expects the surcharge to raise £80,000 ($126,657 USD) over the next year. The chef will donate the money to Sustain, a charity…