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"Yeah, coz what America needs now is more $1/hour jobs like in the good ole days, and no regulations limiting cockroaches or rats in the kitchen, or how well meat, fish, poultry, eggs, and dairy products are refrigerated, and so forth. I'm sure tele will be first in line for those joints...Extreme Dining! "

alstro shows her ignorance.

It is STATE functions, usually delegated to communities, who license and inspect food serving restaurants. In this suburb, you can't open a restaurant without a permit.

In TX, you need a state certification as a food handler to even work in the kitchen at a McDonalds as a manager...and any other restaurant. Someone with this certification must be on duty at all times.

THere is NO fed regulation of restaurants. I guess the libs just don't know beans about the business. (pun intended).

The food certification includes full knowledge of what foods must be kept at what temps, what records must be kept, how long food may be out in a buffet or serving area or cooked pot, etc. That all coming down from the STATE, not the feds, and enforced by local inspectors from the town. (or county in rural places).

I'd venture teens would rather have a $6/hr job than no prospect of a job.

With the added costs of ObamaCare piling on several dollars of overhead to a minimum wage job (running up the cost 50%), fast food places are already planning massive automation.

You do know that many fast food all night places remotely take orders? You pull up to that little ordering outdoor machine. THe person you talk to might be 15 miles away or 1500 miles away. You place your order, and it goes via computer to the store instantly....pops up in the kitchen, where the ONE person running the store fills it, then takes it to the window where you pay. A busy store might have two people working at night. (inside closed).

Soon during the day, the stores will run with half the people they have now.

More unemployed. No jobs for teens. Oh, right....those min wage jobs will have 'free healthcare' but there won't be many of them.

It's been happening for the last 50 years as automation replaces repetitive work. It will accelerate as you make the cost of hiring those with few skills more expensive.

You realize most people don't make min wage for long? They move up if they have any abilities at all. Get raises.

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