Darden Restaurants Inc. made news this week with a major announcement on wage increases, including tipped workers and millions of dollars in bonuses for hourly workers.
This week on the podcast, the team from Align Public Strategies takes a look at the impact not only employees at the Orlando, Fla.-based parent to Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse but also in the national political dialogue on wages.
Additionally, the Restaurant Recovery Fund is ready to launch. The team discusses the program, the timelines and what operators need to do to prepare. Toe podcast wraps up with the legislative scorecard.
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 or Restaurant Hospitality.