Can a restaurant enforce a minimum price that everyone has to spend?

Question Details: I went to a restaurant and they made everyone spend a minimum amount on food. Can they enforce a minimum price that everyone has to spend? This requirement was not written down or displayed anywhere.

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A restaurant can set minimum charges provided that they make the customer aware of these. This doesn't necessarily have to be written down or displayed. If they let you know before you ordered they have probably done enough to inform you.

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