Shake Shack Hikes Burger Prices to Increase Worker Wages

January 5, 2017

A moderate price bump will allow the company to better compensate staff across the U.S.

As fast food labor practices continue to spark nationwide protests and prompt lawmakers to raise the minimum wage, Danny Meyer’s billion-dollar burger chain continues to stake its reputation on consumers who don’t mind spending an extra dollar or two for critic-approved fare and fairly paid workers. Case in point: Shake Shack, famous for its long lines and griddled burgers, hiked some of its menu prices by up to 36 cents last month so it could better compensate its staffers.

The publicly traded company has a