Fox 2 Detroit: Matthew Roling on service industry minimum wage
The owners of a Monroe Papa John’s say every month since the pandemic began it got harder and harder to justify remaining open. The inevitable came when at the beginning of this week they closed up shop, saying they did not have enough people to serve the customers the way they deserved. Matt Roling from the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University gave his take. "I think the issue that they’re facing now is that if you’re in the service industry, the minimum wage in the service industry is a couple of dollars an hour," Roling said. "And so if everyone knows the demand for eating out isn’t what it was a year ago, pre-Covid, it’s going to be pretty hard to attract talented people to come work."