Minimum wage hike will challenge local restaurants [AUDIO]

On July 1st, the minimum wage is going up to $13.25 an hour for larger businesses in the City of L.A. and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, where many restaurants will be affected.

Selwyn Yosslowitz – the co-founder of Marmalade Café restaurants – says raising the minimum pushes up all wages.

”So what happens is a chain reaction over there so it forces our wages to spiral upward.”

But, he says, the minimum wage is meant for the entry level jobs, and the best workers at Marmalade Café do get raises.

”Within a year they could well, well into high teens of making an hourly wage.”

Marmalade Café has locations in Calabasas, Sherman Oaks, El Segundo, Santa Monica, Malibu, Westlake Village and Downtown Los Angeles.

Selwyn Yosslowitz was a guest on McIntyre in the Morning.

By Sandy Wells

KABC News

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