Customers narrowly back higher restaurant wages, AlixPartners survey finds

Customers narrowly back higher restaurant wages, AlixPartners survey finds

A third of supporters are lukewarm or unwilling to fork over higher menu prices

Customers exhibit a Jekyll-and-Hyde divide on the restaurant pay issue, with a recent nationwide survey finding half of them agreeing with movements for higher wages in the industry, but with more than a third of those supporters unwilling or indifferent on paying higher menu prices to achieve that.

An October survey by global consulting firm AlixPartners LLC found that 51 percent of consumers endorsed restaurant-worker movements for higher pay, but 16 percent of those supporter

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