Slimmer Margins: Wage Increases and the Restaurant Industry

Minimum wage is a hot topic in the country right now. In an industry where standard labor costs are already pretty high at 30-35% of total sales, we don't need to tell you that wage increases are hurting business owners. Advocates for a higher minimum wage say that too many restaurant employees aren't receiving enough from their tips to live on. But does a higher wage really help? Find out in the video below. 

Both sides of the fence: 


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