“In order to cover the cost of the higher “living” wage, Gumper began advertising $30 “living wage pizzas” to his customers, which include patrons from the Pixar Animation Studios and biotech companies located near his shops. In doing so he declared these pizzas “sustainably served, really…no tips necessary”.
The result? Sales have dropped by 25% as liberals in these communities have balked at having to pony up more money for the pizzas. The hit has been so significant that Gumper has had to close during lunch hour at several locations (think about that…a restaurant that has to close during LUNCH because it can’t afford to stay open!). (…)
Humorously, many of these low-wage workers, who have now seen the jump in wages from the raise, are asking their bosses to work fewer hours at the higher wage rate in order to avoid losing welfare benefits and food stamps (…um, wasn’t that the point of the higher wage? To get people off welfare and food stamps?).