Restaurants are short on staff. Chipotle says raising wages helps

Across the country, restaurants are struggling to hire staff as they try to return to normal and employees quit at elevated levels. In a bid to woo workers, Chipotle has increased the pay of its restaurant workers by about $2 per hour to an average of $15.The higher wages and other efforts have “worked very well,” said CEO Brian Niccol during a Tuesday analyst call discussing the company’s second quarter results. “We’re in a really good labor spot,” Niccol said. “We’ve made tremendous progress on what was really a difficult situation,” in February and March, he said. “But now our hiring is caught up.” Chipotle explained in May that

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