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A restaurateur’s guide to the 2018 midterm elections

Several proposals on state and local ballots could profoundly impact restaurants. Here’s a rundown.

Workforce

Who makes the most in NYC restaurants?

A new study shows a huge gap between the pay required by law and what employees in demand are actually making.

A coalition of labor, religious and community groups is planning a weeklong drive for $15 an hour.

The industry showed it's not afraid to stand up to its adversaries on important government issues, and will likely be emboldened going forward by help in the rumble from an unlikely source. It also was fearless in exploiting the opportunities afforded by the P.F. Chang's Olympics. Or something like that.

Unexpected developments abounded in the restaurant business, from a surge in popularity of hurling hatchets to new revelations about how much some restaurants pay.

Things can go wrong for restaurants in truly unique ways. Here's a slab of proof, gathered from just the last few days.

Some responses have been extreme—and controversial.

A last-ditch effort to block a wage hike in Minneapolis was thwarted by a judge on Monday, putting the market on track for a $15 hourly minimum for small employers by 2024.

The department said it'd like a collaborative deal signed last week with Sonic to be a model for restaurant franchisors.

How are restaurants trying to sway consumers who are shorter on time than they are on dollars? Recent days provided head-turning examples and insights. Spoiler alert: Not all approaches are worth copying.