Danny Meyer's '60 Minutes' a plug for phasing out tipping?
The Restaurant Opportunities Center United applauded Sunday night's "60 Minutes" segment on multi-brand restaurateur and Shake Shack founder, Danny Meyer, saying it was a huge win for the One Fair Wage movement. That initiative calls for what advocates say is a livable wage for restaurant workers from employers, rather than through tipping.
Sunday night, that effort got a huge boost from the high-profile piece, which featured the restaurateur explaining how he uses the One Fair Wage model at his restaurants. In its press release, ROCU said it began working with Meyer two years ago to help move his brands to the model, and now — two years later — nearly 200 brands are moving toward the model.
ROCU also said that the segment was just the beginning of a swell in momentum for the One Fair Wage movement, with actress Jane Fonda soon setting off on a fundraising tour to New York and Washington D.C. for the movement's efforts.
The awareness-boosting tour includes three separate events in the two cities, the release said.
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