Industry waits to see if NYC bag fee would apply to restaurants

NEW YORK Restaurant officials say they have yet to determine if a New York City proposal to charge food shoppers 6 cents for every plastic bag they get from a cashier will apply to restaurants as well as supermarkets, delis and specialty shops.

A spokesman for Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who aired the proposal Thursday, told Nation’s Restaurant News that restaurants are not the focus of the initiative, but acknowledged that the specifics are still being determined.

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