Announcing Our New Book: Forked!

Announcing Our New Book: Forked!

What happens when an author goes undercover at a popular “family-friendly” restaurant? We find out in a new video released today announcing Forked: A New Standard For American Dining, the forthcoming book from Saru Jayaraman, the best-selling author of Behind…

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People > Breadsticks

People > Breadsticks

Those unlimited breadsticks, breadstick food trucks, and breadstick sandwiches that have been getting Olive Garden major media attention and positive stock ratings don’t cook, prepare, or serve themselves. This seems obvious, but apparently not to Darden, Olive Garden’s parent company…

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Erika Medeiros (Rhode Island)

Erika Medeiros (Rhode Island)

I am 23 years old, and I’ve been working in the restaurant industry for 7 years. Last week, I worked a 30 hour week and walked away with $22.90 in my hourly paycheck. That’s maybe enough to buy myself a…

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Ricky Mercado (Rhode Island)

Ricky Mercado (Rhode Island)

My name’s Ricky Mercado. Born and raised in Providence, RI and I’m a server here in Providence, Rhode Island. We don’t get paid not even a quarter of what we’re worth as servers, and I believe we deserve to get…

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Wage Justice Is On The Menu

Wage Justice Is On The Menu

Saru Jayaraman, ROC's co-founder and co-director, recently sat down with New York Times columnist Mark Bittman to discuss the future of the fight for fair wages for restaurant workers. Want to help win wage justice for our country's more than…

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Every Time You Go Out To Eat, Remember This.

Every Time You Go Out To Eat, Remember This.

The world's largest full-service restaurant company is a major force in lobbying to block wage increases, paid sick days, and a ton of other common-sense worker-friendly policies that benefit the economy and public health -- and this company is so big,…

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