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Burger Joint to Pay Employees $15-an-Hour Because ‘It Just Feels Human’

The owners of a burger restaurant in Detroit know that working in the fast food industry is hard work. That’s why they’ve decided to show their employees how much they appreciate what they do—especially in a city that’s faced as many economic hardships as Detroit has. Starting on Oct. 1, Moo Cluck Moo will increase their starting, hourly pay to $15, because, as one of the owners told The Daily Beast, “It just feels human to do it.” The burger joint owners that, in the end, the strategy will work for everyone: Customers will get better service; employees will earn a more livable wage; and the restaurant will get national publicity. So far, their high-wage strategy has seemed to be working (they currently pay employees $12 an hour; a significantly higher amount than the national minimum wage)—this fall, they’re planning on expanding …

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