A fast food restaurant in Michigan is paying its workers well over minimum wage and is still turning a profit.
Moo Cluck Moo in Dearborn Heights, Mich., is paying its workers a minimum wage of $12 per hour, $4 more than Michigan’s $7.40 per hour minimum wage.
“It’s just the right thing to do,” said Allen Fisher, the restaurant’s managing partner, to MSNBC. “We manage our costs effectively, we use the best product that we can afford and we pass that along to our employees. It’s not an easy job to do. We demand a lot out of our people, but we pay them for that.”
The Inquisitr reports that Moo Cluck Moo only has one location, but the company is planning to expand. As part of that expansion, the company offers an exclusive training program for employees. Those that complete the training program receive a better job and even higher pay.
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Workers at Moo Cluck Moo get free uniforms and free meals. The company is also preparing to offer medical benefits.
America’s top 15 fast food chains reportedly brought in a combined $115 billion in sales in 2011.
“There’s got to be room for a few dollars here and there for the employees,” Fisher said. “I just don’t see that that’s impossible.”
During the past four months, fast food workers have walked off the job in a wave of protests and strikes across the country to demand a higher minimum wage and the freedom to unionize, according to MSNBC.