1. August 31, 2017

    Huddle House

    Huddle House restaurants are switching to automation in the workplace due to minimum wage increases. Michael Abt, the CEO of Huddle House states in reference to a $15 minimum wage,…
  2. June 21, 2017


    Heidi Mann, who with her husband owns a Subway franchise in Seattle near the Shoreline border, said she had seven employees, including her husband, two years ago. But she’s gradually…
  3. June 20, 2017

    Rocco’s Little Chicago Pizzeria

    According to a Tucson Metro Chamber minimum wage survey, 13% of businesses said they were in danger of closing because of the minimum wage increase passing back in November. Rocco’s Little…
  4. April 26, 2017

    Satchmo’s BBQ

    “We’re all a little nervous,” Thousand said. “And looking at a 50 percent increase in base pay is a pretty daunting piece. As we say in the restaurant…
  5. March 29, 2017

    Spiro’s Pizza & Pasta

    Spiro’s Pizza & Pasta on Jackson Avenue is another family-owned business forced to make some changes. The owners have already laid off one person. “We worry about being able to…
  6. March 12, 2017

    Flagstaff Nut House

    Nizar Olabi let minimum-wage workers go, cut the store hours to Thursday through Sunday and will raise prices on popcorn, ice cream and other treats. Olabi is worried about Flagstaff’s new…
  7. February 23, 2017

    China Dine-ah

    “I’ve had to lay off a total of five people between the two restaurants. The restaurant business is so tight to begin with and then to have to up their…
  8. 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…
  9. January 26, 2017

    Lagmitz Paper & Plastics

    Lagmitz Paper And Plastics has been forced to lay off two employees as a result of the new minimum wage hike in New York.
  10. December 30, 2016

    Bacci Chocolate Design Inc.

    Wage increases caused Swampscott, Mass., candy maker Bacci Chocolate Design Inc., parent of the CB Stuffer brand, to sell its retail store, which employed about five part-time workers, in 2015…