We can imagine a future where diners don’t just ask about where produce comes from but how well workers are paid.
Restaurant and hospitality workers lost more jobs during the pandemic than workers in any other industry. And those who are still working are shouldering more and more responsibilities, for lower and lower pay. The good news is that independent restaurant owners nationwide are changing their compensation models and reimagining every aspect of their businesses—using this crisis as an opportunity to fundamentally reimagine their industry for the better. Public policies need to follow suit.