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Thu May 13, 2021, 12:06 PM

McDonald's Raises Pay for U.S. Restaurant Workers

Source: Wall Street Journal

McDonald’s Corp. said it would raise pay for employees at company-owned restaurants in the U.S., one of the latest companies to bolster wages and benefits as they struggle to hire workers.

The burger giant said Thursday it would increase wages for more than 36,500 hourly workers by an average of 10% over the next several months. Nonmanagerial workers at the chain’s roughly 660 company-owned restaurants in the U.S. would earn at least $11 to $17 an hour at entry levels after the increases, McDonald’s said. Supervisors would earn an hourly minimum of $15 to $20. Nonmanagerial employees at company-owned stores earlier this year earned an average of nearly $12 an hour, McDonald’s said, and supervisors earned some $16 to $18 an hour.

McDonald’s owns a fraction of its 13,900 U.S. restaurants, around 95% of which are operated by franchisees. Owners have said they are reviewing pay and benefits at their stores. The National Owners Association, a group representing U.S. franchisees, said in an email to its members on Sunday that strong sales should allow operators to raise menu prices if they choose to compensate for higher spending on pay and benefits.

A shortage of workers across the U.S. economy has prompted some employers to boost pay and benefits as they hunt for workers. McDonald’s, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., Applebee’s, KFC and other chains have said they want to hire tens of thousands of workers in the coming months as they reopen dining rooms and seek to better staff their restaurants.


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This mostly applies to company owned restaurants which only makes up about 5% of Mcdonald's with the other 95% being operated by franchisees.

I'm curious to see how franchisees will respond to this. If franchisees get on board it would be a big step in the right direction but I have my doubts that they will.

Still, one can hope.

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Imallin4Joe May 13 OP
mikeysnot May 13 #1
spooky3 May 13 #2
marble falls May 13 #6
spooky3 May 13 #7
quaint May 13 #3
Aristus May 13 #4
cinematicdiversions May 13 #11
JohnnyRingo May 13 #5
mountain grammy May 13 #8
Maeve May 13 #9
burrowowl May 13 #10
VarryOn May 13 #12
multigraincracker May 14 #13

Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 12:15 PM

1. In 2024

How about now.

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #1)

Thu May 13, 2021, 12:21 PM

2. Agree. And increases are good, but these aren't huge. nt

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #2)

Thu May 13, 2021, 02:41 PM

6. They are if you had to choose between diapers or laundry detergent every week..

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Response to marble falls (Reply #6)

Thu May 13, 2021, 02:44 PM

7. I just meant they deserve more, now. nt

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 12:31 PM

3. Too little, too late.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 12:56 PM

4. I worked at a franchised McDonald's for a while back in the 80's.

Some franchisees offered higher pay than the company-owned locations as an incentive for hiring. Smart business practice. I don't know if they still do that.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #4)

Thu May 13, 2021, 06:32 PM

11. They are paying between 13 and 16 around here

They have to, otherwise they would have no workers.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 02:26 PM

5. McDonalds here in NE Ohio has $12 on their sign.

That means everybody already there got a raise too.
I think in this job market, we'll see a $15 minimum wage without an act of congress. Ready for the question: Are you better off now than you were in 2020?

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 03:12 PM

8. Many fast foods in Colorado offering $15/hr

But people "don't want to work" dontchaknow.. The propaganda of the month..

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 03:26 PM

9. Saw a central Ohio sign offering $11 starting the other day

So good to see a step in the right direction

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 05:22 PM

10. But not for all!

Franchisees are not on board.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Thu May 13, 2021, 07:50 PM

12. They can pay what they want....

But there's only so much I'll pay for a meal at McDonald's. Their food ain't that good.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 04:38 AM

13. They put a 40% increase on their dollar menu here months ago.

Those items went from one dollar to $1.39 or more.

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