1. March 1, 2016

    The Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery

    This franchise of the Tilted Kilt chain had to cut a manager and raise menu prices to offset the 50 percent increase in tipped minimum wage in New York. If…
  2. 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,…
  3. February 23, 2016

    P.J. Clarke’s

    “P.J. Clarke’s…estimates that [New York’s minimum] wage hikes will cost it $200,000 per restaurant and that its prices will go up nearly 4 percent next year. At one of its…
  4. January 29, 2016


    “We have decided not to renew our lease primarily as a result of the rising minimum wage in Berkeley. The increase from $10 in September 2015 to $12.53 this October,…
  5. August 31, 2015

    Lanesplitter Pizza

    “[S]ince April, along with newly printed menus, every table sports a laminated card explaining just what a “living wage pizza” means. …[S]ome have recoiled from paying $30 or more for…
  6. May 22, 2015


    Other restaurants, such as Homestead, Dopo, Camino in Oakland, and Comal in Berkeley, have used this wage increase to re-format their entire wage structure. All four have eliminated tipping…
  7. April 22, 2015

    The Walrus and the Carpenter

    “Following Ivar’s lead, Renée Erickson is the next to cut tips from her restaurants since Seattle’s new Minimum Wage Ordinance went into effect April 1. Beginning Monday, May…
  8. April 13, 2015

    Ivar’s Salmon House

    Ivar’s Salmon House will no longer encourage tipping and will raise the price of all menu items by 21%.
  9. April 13, 2015


    “[T]he company posted that it had raised the wages of all employees, resulting in a 63 percent cost of labor increase, or $1.4 million a year. To absorb this, the…
  10. April 13, 2015

    Boot and Shoe Service

    The owner raised prices by 16 percent at his three restaurants in Oakland, including Boot and Shoe Service and Pizzaiolo, which were on The Chronicle’s 2014 list of the Bay Area’s…