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Lawrence Cheng of Wendy’s and Juancarlos Chacon of Jersey Mike’s Adjust to California’s Wage Hike

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California’s Fast Food Industry Adapts to Wage Increases

Lawrence Cheng and Juancarlos Chacon Adjust to Economic Pressures; Governor Newsom Stands Firm

Lawrence Cheng, who owns seven Wendy’s restaurants in Orange County, has reduced staff from twelve to seven per shift following California’s wage increase for fast food workers. He hopes increased summer business will offset higher labor costs incurred since April, according to the report of Independent.

Juancarlos Chacon, owning nine Jersey Mike’s in Los Angeles, has raised prices and cut hours amidst escalating costs. Despite initial job growth in the industry post-wage hike concerns remain about the financial strain on local operators.

Governor Gavin Newsom defends the wage increase emphasizing its positive impact on fast food workers’ livelihoods especially women. The policy sparks debates over its long-term effects on business sustainability.

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Adapting to California’s Wage Increase in Fast Food

In Los Angeles, Pizza Hut employee Julieta Garcia adjusts to reduced hours positively enjoying more family time and improved financial stability amidst the wage changes.

As stakeholders debate the wage increase’s impact they navigate its effects on operators, workers, and California’s fast food industry as a whole.

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