Operations

California's new method of setting fast-food wages may be messier than you think

Members of the Fast Food Council, the new body empowered to set pay, say the model may need considerable tweaking to realize its promise.
The messy business of setting fast-food wages in California. | Photo illustration by Nico Heins

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The FTC signals a tougher stance on franchising, for now

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Why True Food Kitchen's new chicken tenders took a year to perfect

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Why MOD Pizza is not out of the woods yet

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