What Higher Wages Mean for Foodservice

Across the nation, minimum wages are going up. Los Angeles will raise wages to $15 per hour by 2020. Chicago will boost hourly pay to $13 by 2019. New York state will likely approve a hike to $15 per hour by late 2018, but oddly, only for workers in fast-food chains. Some companies have even […]

McDonald’s Biggest Opportunity: McMuffins All Day or Higher Pay?

McDonald’s recently woke up and smelled the coffee, but I don’t mean the much buzzed-about test of all-day breakfast to begin soon in San Diego. I’m talking about last week’s other big McDonald’s story: its decision to raise the hourly wage for crew members at its approximately 1,500 company-owned stores in the United States. It […]

Minimum-Wage Threats and Opportunities for Restaurants

Technomic’s recent study identifying that 83% of consumers support a minimum-wage increase sounds like bad news to restaurant operators. It may be troubling, but it points to an opportunity to educate both consumers and lawmakers about the implications not only to businesses themselves but to their customers. Margins Are Already Anemic Foodservice operator margins are […]