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Unfortunately, the workers who cook, prepare, and serve our food suffer from poverty wages, a lack of basic benefits like paid sick days, and often have little or no chance to move up to better positions. We all have a stake in encouraging a sustainable food system that includes sustainable labor practices.
The 2nd annual 2013 ROC National Diners’ Guide provides information on wages, benefits, and the promotion practices of the 150 most popular restaurants in America in 9 major cities across the country, from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. to New York City.
This guide isn’t about forbidding you to eat at certain restaurants. We want you to continue to dine at your favorite restaurants, but if they don’t score well in the guide (or are absent altogether), we want you to tell the restaurant owners that fair wages, access to paid sick days and internal advancement opportunities are important to you.
Check out the video below for tips on how to have a successful conversation with restaurant management.
GET THE FREE MOBILE APP! Get the new ROC Diners Guide iPhone app OR Android app for your smartphone. Current cities include: Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, & Washington DC as well as some of the most popular nationwide chains.
Features: Find nearby restaurants on a map - Search and filter restaurants by criteria such as paid sick days, advancement opportunities, and living wage - Tweet to restaurants in relation to their working conditions
2013 ROC NATIONAL DINERS’ GUIDE 2013 PDF - Click HERE to download the guide as a PDF
CONSUMER TOOLKIT TO SPREAD THE WORD - As consumers, we have the power to change the industry – let’s vote with our stomachs. Help ROC spread the word about the Diners’ Guide by using this Toolkit filled with ways you can help the restaurant industry take the “high road” to profitability.