I like David Chang. He’s a Virginian and even had a restaurant in my home town of Charlottesville Virginia.
The restaurant business is brutal. And plain old business is brutal enough. But food, a restaurant? Long hours. Staff drama. Regulatory drama. Meeting payroll. Hungover cooks. Not an easy way to make a buck.
Though Chang never mentions an increasing minimum wage in the attached piece he does give non-restaurant folks a little insight into the economics of restaurants.