This episode of What’s Ahead examines the terrible consequences of a new California law that creates a commission with sweeping powers over fast food restaurants in the state.
The California Fast Food Council will regulate wages, hours and working conditions for 500,000 fast food industry employees. Coming up is an arbitrary increase in the minimum wage to $22 an hour.
Restaurants had already been hard hit by Governor Gavin Newsom’s frequent and harsh lockdowns, not to mention what inflation is doing to costs. Job cuts, higher prices and fewer facilities will result.
Major mechanization is coming, including devices that can make hamburgers and fries.
The damage will go beyond the fast food industry. If politicians can take effective control of this industry, why not others?