Ivar's Salmon House Implements Minimum Wage Increase 2 Years Ahead of Schedule

With Seattle's forthcoming minimum wage increase stressing out business owners and restaurant operators alike, one local Seattle restaurant, Ivar's Salmon House, implemented the $15 an hour wage hike a full two years ahead of schedule, as well as raising the menu prices by 21% as well as eliminating the need to tip serves. Yet unlike the fears of many restaurateurs that this price hike will negatively affect the consumer experience and thereby sales, Ivar's is reporting that the restaurant's revenue has risen up to 20 percent since the adoption of the new minimum wage rate.

In addition to the revenue boom, many customers continue to leave additional tips, which results in an hourly, full time employee on track to make thousands extra this year. Read More