Their success proves that restaurants can value employees and be financially viable. And consumers feel good knowing all the employees at their favorite spots can afford to make ends meet. And although each High Road restaurant is quite popular locally, these owners play an important role in shifting the national conversation on raising labor standards across this industry. Some regularly make it to DC to stand up for workers rights and support bills that would require better wages. They’ve joined a like-minded restaurant association called RAISE, Restaurants Advancing Industry Standards in Employment, and have invited elected officials to be a “server for a day” to help bring attention to local proposals to raise the tipped wages.
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