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Disparity in the restaurant industry [infographic]

If someone were to tell you that the restaurant industry is one of the lowest paying sectors in the US economy, the types of jobs that might come to mind include those in the fast food segment. Not surprisingly, workers from all parts of the restaurant industry—tipped and non-tipped—live in poverty. Many employers fail to pay their workers fair wages and provide paid sick days (thus increasing the risk of spreading illnesses). The infographic below illustrates just some of the restaurant industry’s shortcomings, with data from Saru Jayaraman’s new book, Forked: A New Standard for American Dining.

Forked: A New Standard for American Dining - Infographic

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Featured Image Credit: Photo by ranjatm. Public Domain via Pixabay.

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