BETTER WAGES, BETTER TIPS: Restaurants Flourish With One Fair Wage

States with one wage for all workers have higher wages for workers, lower rates of poverty—especially for workers of color, use food stamps at lower rates, and experience restaurant sales increases at higher rates. The industry, and overall economy, would benefit from enacting one wage for all workers, allowing workers to continue to thrive as service professionals and enable workers to focus on providing the excellent service that promotes continued industry growth.