REPORT: Roadmap To Reimagine Restaurants A New Path Forward After COVID-19

MEMO:_ Relief for New York Tipped Workers

REPORT: Locked Out by Low Wages: Service Workers’ Challenges with Accessing Unemployment Insurance During COVID-19


Looming Recession Will Not Stop Restaurant Growth But Could Hurt Workforce

Building the High Road to Racial Equity, Addressing Implicit Bias in the San Francisco Bay Area Restaurant Industry, May 2019

The Gig is Up: The New Gig Economy and the Threat of Subminimum Wages

State of Tipped Restaurant Workers, January 1, 2019


Better Wages, Better Tips: Restaurants Flourish With One Fair Wage, February 2018.

Adding Racial Equity to the Menu: An Equity Toolkit for Restaurant Employers, January 2018.


Our Tips Belong To Us: Overcoming the National Restaurant Association’s Attempt to Steal Workers’ Tips, Perpetuate Sexual Harassment, and Maintain Racial Exploitation, October 2017.

Stop the Other NRA — Trump and the National Restaurant Association: Scheming to Undermine Wages, Public Health, and Worker Rights, May 2017.

Secretary of Labor Violations?: The Low Road Business Model of CKE Restaurants, Inc.’s Andrew Puzder, January 2017.


The Case for Phasing Out Maine’s Subminimum Wage for Tipped Workers, October 2016.

Behind the Kitchen Door: The Promise and Denial of Boston’s Growing Restaurant Industry, October, 2016.

Behind the Kitchen Door: The Promise of Opportunity in the San Francisco and Oakland Bay Area Restaurant Industry, June 2016.

Tipped Over: Employer Liability in a Two-Tiered Wage State, June 2016.

The Case for Eliminating the Tipped Minimum Wage in Washington, D.C., May 2016.

The High Cost of Getting Paid: How Payroll Cards Cost Darden Employees, May, 2016.

NIGHTCARE: The Growing Challenge for Parents on the Late Shift, December, 2016. 


Working Below the Line: How the Subminimum Wage for Tipped Restaurant Workers Violates International Human Rights Standards, December 2015.

Behind the Kitchen Door: Extreme Inequality and Opportunity in Houston’s Vibrant Restaurant Economy, November 2015.

Ending Jim Crow in America’s Restaurants: Racial and Gender Occupational Segregation in the Restaurant Industry, October, 2015.

Picking up the NRA’s Tab: The Public Cost of Low Wages in the Restaurant Industry, April 2015.


The Great Service Divide: Occupational Segregation and Inequality in the US Restaurant Industry, October 2014.

Darden: At the Drop of a Dime, October, 2014.

The Glass Floor: Sexual Harassment in the Restaurant Industry, October, 2014.

The Other NRA: Unmasking the Agenda of the National Restaurant Association, April, 2014.

Impact of Raising the Subminimum Wage on Restaurant Sales and Employment, March, 2014.

High Road 2.0: A National Study of Human Resource Practices, Turnover, and Customer Service in the Restaurant Industry, January, 2014.

2013 & before

The Third Shift: Child Care Needs and Access for Working Mothers in Restaurants, July 2013.

Realizing The Dream: How the Minimum Wage Impacts Racial Equity in the Restaurant Industry and In America, June, 2013.

Behind the Kitchen Door: The Hidden Reality of Philadelphia’s Thriving Restaurant Industry, October, 2012.

A Dime A Day: The Impact of Miller/Harkin Minimum Wage Proposal on the Price of Food, October, 2012.

Blacks in the Restaurant Industry Brief, January 2012

Dining Out, Dining Healthy: The Link Between Public Health and Working Conditions in New York City’s Restaurant Industry, April, 2006.

Backed into the Corner: Serving While Sick in Miami-Dade

Darden’s Decision: Which Future for Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and Capital Grille?

Taking the High Road: A How-To Guide for Successful Restaurant Employers

Tipped Over the Edge – Gender Inequity in the Restaurant Industry