Study: $15 an Hour Would Not Increase Fast Food Prices Much

Washington — Would you pay 17 extra cents for a Big Mac if it meant the person who prepared it could earn a living wage? What about an extra 30 cents each time you ate out at any fast-food restaurant? These are the small prices we would have to pay on average to ensure that fast-food workers around the country earned an hourly wage of $15, according to a new study by researchers at Purdue University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism...

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Franchisees Fighting $15 Wage in N.Y.
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Franchisees Fighting $15 Wage in N.Y.

New York — Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to have it his way with New York’s fast-food industry — and restaurant owners aren’t loving it. Franchise owners say they’re considering a lawsuit against Cuomo’s plan to raise the minimum wage in their eateries to $15 an hour, arguing that it is not fair or legal to be saddled with such a significant increase in labor costs that won’t apply to retail, landscaping, child care or other traditionally...

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McDonald’s Has Plan to Woo Customers

Washington — McDonald’s knows you’re not lovin’ it anymore, and thinks it’s got a great new plan to win you back. The world’s biggest burger chain plans to restructure its globe-spanning empire, slash costs and spruce up its menu in hopes of becoming what a turnaround plan released Monday called “a modern, progressive burger company.” The 60-year-old Golden Arches has struggled to regild itself amid competition from “better burger”...

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Franchisees Could Join Battle Over Fast-Food Wages

New York — Labor organizers are opening a new front in their campaign for a $15-an-hour wage for fast-food workers with a push to mobilize an unusual ally: franchisees. The Service Employees International Union last week launched a website in hopes of building a national network of fast-food franchisees who want stronger protections for their businesses. The push has the potential to create more unrest within the ranks for companies...

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