Sunday, September 29, 2019

As predicted: $15-minimum wage hike is hitting, hurting NYC restaurants

All during the so called "living wage" debate I said people were being tricked by the Democrat party for supporting an issue that was going to hurt them more than they realized.
  Forcing a minimum wage kills jobs-period, end of story.  The only thing Democrat cared about was getting the votes, not the consequences that followed.      

NY Post reports :

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.

More here

All this was predicted and folks ignored the warnings to their own detriment. 

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