Cutting staff hours can save money but it will likely hurt a restaurant39s reputation at the same time

Cutting staff hours can save money, but it will likely hurt a restaurant's reputation at the same time.

9 painless ways to tackle rising labor costs

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There’s no getting around the fact that minimum wage rates are rising.

Recent legislation will bring the minimum wage in California and New York to $15 per hour within the next few years, and other states and cities are likely to follow suit. As a result, restaurant operators will be forced to more thoughtfully manage labor costs.

Many in the industry say they will be forced to raise menu prices, and some say jobs will be lost.

But there are other ways to def

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