McDonald’s Raising US Workers’ Pay in Company-Owned Stores

McDonald's is the latest restaurant chain to announce pay raises, following Chipotle, Olive Garden, and others.

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FILE- This Aug. 8, 2018, photo shows logos of McDonald's Chicago flagship restaurant. McDonald’s is raising pay at 650 company-owned stores in the U.S. as part of its push to hire thousands of new workers in a tight labor market. The fast food giant is the latest restaurant chain to announce pay raises. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
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McDonald’s is raising pay at 650 company-owned stores in the U.S. as part of its push to hire thousands of new workers in a tight labor market. The fast-food giant is also encouraging its franchisees — which make up 95% of its restaurant base — to boost pay. McDonald’s is the latest restaurant chain to announce pay raises. Chipotle said Monday it will raise workers’ pay to an average of $15 per hour by the…

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