Large party restaurant question
Hoping a knowledgable restaurateur can answer this because this makes no sense to me....contacted a nice restaurant to inquire about having Sunday brunch for 50-60 with either a pre-set menu of 3-4 entrees or buffet style. Was told that the minimum was $10,000!!! Thought it was surely a typo, but it was confirmed. Was told they could seat parties up to 20, no minimum and anything from the menu. Their brunch entrees run about $8-12. So, if each entree averaged $10, plus another $6 for coffee and OJ...this works out to $320....a 25% gratuity would be $80 and 6% tax would be $19.20 for a total of around $420 or around $1300 for 60 people. I could even understand a minimum of $1500 or $2000, but $10,000?!!! For breakfast?!!!