We had lunch at the Proud Bird restaurant, adjacent to LAX, a week ago, and saw on the menu and bill that they provided a "livable wage" and thus were adding a 15% charge that was NOT a gratuity for staff. There weren't many people there in mid-afternoon, but one loudly objected to the charge, and I believe the manager tok it off. I thought I read that this charge was mandated by the airport authority and applied to all restaurants under their jurisdicgtion. The Proud Bird, while outside the main airport complex, is apparently on airport land.
We did later eat at the Encounter restaurant in the middle of LAX, but I see any notation of the same charge, and forgot to ask about it. Anyone else run into it? We did still enjoy our lunch.