An Ohio restaurant owner is warning that any increase in the minimum wage now will only hurt small businesses more.
President Biden on Friday signed executive orders that would increase food aid, protect job seekers on unemployment, and for federal workers and contractors receiving $ 15 per hour minimum wage as part of their coronovirus relief package Will clear the way for
While Biden’s action on the minimum wage only affects federal employees, he supports a $ 15 per hour wage for all workers.
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Adrian Adornetto, who owns three pizza restaurants in Ohio, told “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Saturday that the cost of higher minimum wages would put “extra pressure” on small businesses struggling.
He called such a move a “bad time” during the coronovirus epidemic.
“It will do many things for my business and my employees. I’m most likely cutting the hours. I’m in the pizza business, so that $ 12 pizza adds up to $ 19 pizza, and in my part of Ohio Too expensive, ”Adornetto said.
He said that his occupation went through tough “obstacles” amid the epidemic, and that the increase in the minimum wage is “unimaginable” right now.
Ardonetto said the increase in Biden’s salary would create a “ripple effect” in his establishments, and he may have to raise prices on the menu in an attempt to meet them eventually.
“People are already afraid to come out; we’re at half capacity. … It’s very hard, and it’s scary. It’s very real,” Ardonetto said.
Despite his struggles, the business owner is still finding ways to give back to the community. They, along with other pizzerias, have assisted businesses as needed.
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“We started a thing called ‘Pizza with a Purpose’ with the Ohio Restaurant Association. We’re really excited about it. This week Monday through Sunday, every pizza shop that participates, with every pepperoni specialty pizza. When they sell, a dollar will go to the Ohio Restaurant Employees Relief Fund, “Erdanetto said.