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Economy
$15-minimum wage hike is hitting, hurting NYC restaurants
2019-09-30
[NYPOST] Big Apple restaurants are feeling the heat from minimum-wage hikes, cutting staff hours and even closing kitchens as they struggle to shoulder the extra payroll costs.

Gabriela’s Restaurant and Tequila Bar, a margarita and taco staple on the Upper West Side for the past 25 years, is closing at the end of September ‐ and it has been a long, painful road downhill, according to its mom-and-pop owners.

Since the $15-an-hour minimum wage hit New York City in December, Liz and Nat Milner say, they’ve been forced to slash their full- and part-time staff to 45 people from 60. Quality has suffered, they admit, and customers have noticed: They’re not coming in like they used to, and when they do, they’re spending less.

"We started by having to let go of the ladies who hand-made our tortillas. It’s certainly better when you can make your tortillas fresh for every taco," Nat Milner said. "It made sense at $8 an hour but not at $15."
Related:
$15-an-hour: 2016-06-08 DC Lawmakers Approve Citywide $15 Minimum Wage
$15-an-hour: 2016-04-15 McDonald's workers rally in Times Square for $15 minimum wage
$15-an-hour: 2016-01-02 New year brings minimum wage hikes for Americans in 14 states
Posted by:Fred

#6  The Real minimum wage is the same as not being employed.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles   2019-09-30 09:33  

#5  Government economy manipulation almost always fail.
Posted by: DarthVader   2019-09-30 08:40  

#4  Fifteen dollars? Hell, make it a clean hundred!

Soviet central planning, currently operating in Caracas.

And no, minimum wage is not zero. Even slave owners had to foot the bill for food, housing and clothing of their 'property'.
Posted by: Procopius2k   2019-09-30 07:40  

#3  #RealMinimumWageIsAlwaysZero
Posted by: Bright Pebbles   2019-09-30 06:17  

#2  Good and hard.
Posted by: Fat Bob Javish1936   2019-09-30 05:35  

#1  Consequences are a bitch!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB   2019-09-30 02:05  

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