New Yorkers Shocked To Find Food Prices Rising After Minimum Wage Hike New Yorkers shocked to find food prices rising after minimum wage hike The result of the Fight for 15 movement in New York City has finally gone into effect. The minimum wage jumped by 15% in many cases, to $15 per hour this month. This mostly affects employers of lower skill level workers, particularly in the food service and beverage industries. And now that labor costs have risen, restaurants from fast food joints to upper-end fine dining establishments have raised their prices. As a result, some people have had to make adjustments in their budgets and lifestyles, going out to eat less often and bringing their own lunches to work. As you might imagine, that’s not only been annoying for the customers. It’s impacting the restaurant business as well. (NY Post) New York City’s hotly contested minimum wage increase to $15 — up from $13 or $13.50, depending on employer size — rolled out citywide at the start of the year. And although that’s good news for NYC restaurant servers, patrons are grumbling about its impact on menu prices at their favorite eateries. Ahead of the wage hike, the NYC Hospitality Alliance conducted a survey of 574 local food establishments in late 2018. They found that 87 percent of respondents planned to increase menu prices this year to offset the minimum wage bump. True to their promise, the cost of food has risen at various spots around the city.Holy cow. Who could have seen that coming? Well… pretty much everybody. And that includes the Democrats who passed the $15 per hour minimum wage bill. How did they plan on offsetting the significant bump in dinner bills? By eliminating tipping for the wait staff. That idea went over like a lead balloon and was quickly abandoned by a number of eateries that tried it. ~~~~~~ Really!! Is anyone surprised? This happens EVERY TIME you hike the minimum wage for your socialist schemes. But supposedly THIS time would be different because the right people were in charge, RIGHT?! Indeed, those Progressive Democrats either did not take any or slept through basic economics classes in school. If raising the minimum wage for service industry workers won't impact those businesses, then NOT raising it will have no impact on the workers, right? Progressive Democrats majority in Congress is the next step to Venezuela's economy.