Minimum Wage: Industry Professionals Speak on the Benefits of Investing in Your Team

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Business is no longer a generic, one-size-fits-all infrastructure. As Chef Brian Duffy said about jobs in the foodservice industry in a recent Fast Casual Trends TV episode, “We have to offer more than just a job. Because with just a job, you’re going to be there and you’re only going to do really what is expected of you, which is  to take an order, to drop a basket, to wrap something in plastic… we’re not allowing people to go beyond that.” In Duffy’s opinion — and he doesn’t stand alone — we need to invest in our team(s) so they will, essentially, want to invest in us.

In relation to Seattle’s recent announcement of increasing minimum wage to $15 over the next three to seven years, Boston-based Boloco CEO John Pepper speaks on why raising minimum wage is a step in the right direction, and what he would change about the existing conditions. Read More