Wages rose 10% for fast-food workers as restaurants face hiring issues

Walk around any restaurant district or fast-food court, and you’re likely to see a “Help Wanted” sign on the window. Restaurants all over America are struggling not only to hire employees but also to retain them – even with higher wages.

A study by Black Box Intelligence and Snagajob dives into the issues plaguing the restaurant world in 2021 and explains where potential workers are going. Black Box Intelligence is a data and insights provider for the restaurant industry, and Snagajob is a marketplace to connect workers with hourly jobs. 

The study found: