Michael Voltaggio

Lucques' Caroline Styne talks about the restaurant labor crisis and how it will affect your dinner bill

Lucques' Caroline Styne talks about the restaurant labor crisis and how it will affect your dinner bill

The costs of running a restaurant are not insignificant. There's rent; there are the ever increasing costs of ingredients. There are also taxes, so many taxes, plus routine expensive disasters such as broken walk-ins and faulty ice machines. And then there are labor costs.

Labor costs have received quite a bit of attention lately, thanks to a number of recent laws intended to benefit workers, especially low-wage workers, across all industries. In addition to a gradual increase in the minimum wage over the next few years, employers also must now contend with paid sick...

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