California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday signed a nation-leading measure giving more than a half-million fast food workers more power and protections, despite the objections of restaurant owners who warned it would drive up consumers’ costs. The landmark law creates a 10-member Fast Food Council with equal numbers of workers’ delegates and employers’ representatives, along with two state officials, empowered to set minimum standards for wages, hours and working conditions in California. Newsom said he was proud to sign the […]

A number of businesses across the United States are faced with operating with fewer employees, but one viral TikTok showcased a fully-staffed burger joint in Kent, Washington, while noting that the 15 people working earned $20 per hour. In her TikTok that has received almost 780,000 views since it was posted on October 23, user missadriennek wrote that the Dick’s Burgers location was fully staffed, and her order of two cheeseburgers, one deluxe cheeseburger, two orders of fries, one shake […]

Lino Lakes, Minnesota, Help wanted sign at McDonalds with great starting pay. Michael Siluk | Getty Images You’ve seen headlines for pay hikes at McDonald’s, Chipotle and other restaurants. Now it’s showing up in the data. Wages for hourly limited-service restaurant workers climbed 10% in the second quarter compared with a year ago, according to a new report from industry tracker Black Box Intelligence and Snagajob. It’s the largest quarterly jump in years. For comparison, hourly limited-service employees saw their […]

Walk around any restaurant district or fast-food court, and you’re likely to see a “Help Wanted” sign on the window. Restaurants all over America are struggling not only to hire employees but also to retain them – even with higher wages. A study by Black Box Intelligence and Snagajob dives into the issues plaguing the restaurant world in 2021 and explains where potential workers are going. Black Box Intelligence is a data and insights provider for the restaurant industry, and Snagajob is a […]