Restaurants accused of pocketing healthcare surcharges

But in San Francisco, more than 50 restaurants allegedly kept the money themselves, rather than paying into the healthcare program, according to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle.

The paper said city officials are set to announce an "amnesty program" Friday that will allow restaurant owners to pay back a portion of what they owe.

"These diners thought they were paying for workers' healthcare. Instead these owners were gaming the system," San Francisco Supervisor David Campos told the Chronicle.