1. March 29, 2017

    Nostalgia House Bakery

    Lois Sietman opened Nostalgia House Bakery four years ago on Bay Street in Port Orchard, but as a small business owner, she isn’t ‘rolling in the dough’ and fears the…
  2. March 9, 2017

    North Town Coffeehouse

    According to owner Dave Tompkins, customers at his North Town Coffeehouse in Yakima and Selah, pay 5 percent more; his more senior employees got smaller raises; and Selah residents lost an…
  3. January 26, 2017

    Dee’s Route 202 Diner

    Stephanie Harding, the owner of Dee’s Route 202 Diner, laid off one employee, reduced evening hours at the tidy diner a few miles from the New Hampshire border — which…
  4. August 17, 2016

    Lake Chad Cafe

    “Higher minimum wage also comes with some labor burden,” acknowledged Felix Ngoussou, who owns the Lake Chad Cafe in Seattle’s Central District. Ngoussou was speaking at a Seattle I-1433 campaign…
  5. August 2, 2016

    Jax Cafe

    Jax Cafe may be a 1930s landmark–but only for six days a week since the recent minimum wage hikes in Minnesota.  Owner Bill Kozlak declared that, “as a direct result…
  6. July 20, 2016


    In spite of all the years, Pann’s will be undergoing some changes. As owner Jim Poulos told LAist, the restaurant is struggling to keep up with the new minimum wage…
  7. June 6, 2016

    Tropical Smoothie Café

    “Last year, Laura Jankowski raised pay for entry-level employees at her three Tropical Smoothie Café franchise locations on Long Island to comply with New York laws raising minimum pay for fast-food chains.
  8. March 30, 2016

    Piggy Pat’s BBQ

    “This year New York state raised the minimum wage for servers from $5 an hour to $7.50 an hour. … Add to this an increase of minimum wage from $8.75 to…
  9. March 7, 2016

    Peppermill Restaurant

    “Chris Christanis owns the Peppermill Restaurant on Dewey Avenue. The recent [New York] minimum wage hike is like no increase he’s seen before.” “We shrank our own hours for the…
  10. March 1, 2016


    “Betty’s is a long-established neighborhood favorite on Virginia Street in Buffalo. In anticipation of the new wage law, it has increased prices by between 50 cents and $1.50 per item,…