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Unsolicited financial advice from New York burger joint

SEATTLE, Washington - I was at Island Burgers & Shakes in Hell's Kitchen last week. If I am not mistaken, they did not used to take credit cards. In a menu insert, they noted that they were now accepting credit card payments, albeit with a transaction fee added to the bill (a perfectly reasonable thing to do).

However, the insert then goes on to tell you that you should not pay with a credit card, even if you don't mind the transaction fee, because "financial experts" advise you not to do so, and better not to add to the "fortunes" of the credit card companies.

I'll make my own decisions on these things, thanks. And Stand has better milkshakes, but I do appreciate the burger variety at Island Burgers & Shakes.