(Lauren Evans) A handful of Midtown restaurant chains—Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Ruby Tuesday and Applebee's among them—are facing a lawsuit for illegally adding automatic gratuity to the checks of small groups of diners, the Post reports.

What's most surprising here, however, is that the charges come not from some penny-pinching tourist just appalled by soaring city (Midtown) prices, but Ted Dimond, tennis instructor to New York's power elite and a lifelong New Yorker. What were you doing at Applebee's, Ted!? ARE YOU OK?

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