Where’s the beef? Why Shake Shack raised its prices

A double ShackBurger costs between 5 to 15 cents more at most locations, to help Shake Shake pay its workers above minimum wage. (Cox Newspapers)
A double ShackBurger costs between 5 to 15 cents more at most locations, to help Shake Shake pay its workers above minimum wage. (Cox Newspapers)

Where’s the beef in paying a little more for a burger?

Shake Shack raised its prices this year — including at its Boca Raton location — between 1 and 1.5 percent on most items to help pay its employees above the local minimum wage. That amounts to about 5-to-15 cents on burger and fries.

READ WHY THE COMPANY DID IT AND HOW CUSTOMERS RESPONDED

 

Should restaurant tipping be abolished?

 

There’s power in the tip, diners say. (Bita Honarvar/ Cox Newspapers)
There’s power in the tip, diners say. (Bita Honarvar/ Cox Newspapers)

Hey, big spender, can you imagine the day when your fat tips are no longer welcome at your favorite restaurant?

That day is near for customers of famed restaurateur Danny Meyer’s 13 New York eateries. Meyer, who is also founder of the popular Shake Shack chain, triggered a tidal wave of commentary when he announced recently that tipping would be eliminated at his Union Square Hospitality Group restaurants.

But would it work locally?

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