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Debate Continues to Flow About Border Grill's Water Fee

December 2, 2011 at 8:38 PM | by | ()

Border Grill margarita: $11-$29. Border Grill water (unlimited): .50 cents.

Some people drink it at restaurants exclusively. Some ask for it as a backup for when their original beverage of choice runs dry. Some restaurants offer it as soon as you sit down, others only if you ask.

When it comes to water at restaurants, everyone -- and every business -- does something different. But, the one thing we've known for sure is that we'll either have to pay for a bottle or go the free route with tap. At least until we found out about Border Grill's water fee for not quite bottled water, not quite tap.

After discovering and writing about the .50 cent water fee earlier this week, the story (penned by East Coast Gambler) is now causing a groundswell of comments on the Internets. It caught the eye of Eater.com and Delish.com dished on it, too, with that piece alone garnering 96 comments and counting.

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Want Tap Water? There's A Fee For That

November 28, 2011 at 4:57 PM | by | ()

We've grown accustom to fees being attached to almost everything in Vegas. Resort fees are now the norm when booking a room (sans Caesars properties). We've even come across "Additional Person Fees" but last week our jaw hit the ground when we saw that Border Grill at Mandalay Bay was charging a "Water Fee" of .50 per glass when a friend was brunching.

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