With food and labor costs rising and good cooks reportedly increasingly difficult to find restaurants are seeking ways to rework how they compensate their employees Baum amp Whiteman argued that both wages for nontipped workers and menu prices are too low meaning menu prices will have to rise likely resulting in a decline in restaurant visits The firm implied that there could be a shakeout in the industry as some restaurants are forced to close Baum amp Whiteman noted that Danny Meyer recently Thinkstock

Working Lunch: Restaurant servers look to save tipping

On this week's episode of Working Lunch, the Align Public Strategies crew explains a twist in the wages debate. This time it is restaurant servers coming forward to lawmakers on their own to save their tipped wages. Plus, the White House is pushing Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act before President Trump's 100th day in office. Find out what this means for restaurant operators and how much should they count on this. Those stories and the legislative scorecard with all the top items affecting operators around the country.

Align Public Strategies is a full-service public affairs and creative firm that helps corporate brands, governments and nonprofits navigate the outside world and inform their internal decision-making.

This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or management of Nation’s Restaurant News.

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