Who Will Pay For McDonald's Wage Hikes?

April 2, 2015 7:05 PM

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If McDonald’s franchises follow the parent company – which recently hiked wages — and hike their own wages, some of them could soon be out of business. But before they close the door, they may lay-off many of their employees, who will end up paying for the wage hike.

Higher wages do not usually drive companies out of business. They help them attract talented employees and thrive, unless higher wages are part of a bunch of government mandates that raise business costs without raising productivity.

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