Topics

McDonald's

What paying fast food workers a living wage would do to the price of a Big Mac

What paying fast food workers a living wage would do to the price of a Big Mac

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 Management. "It would vary a bit, depending on where you live, but that gives you a sense," said Richard Ghiselli, who is the Head of the School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Purdue University, and lead author of the study. Ghiselli used data...

Loading
75°