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Generous AZ Coffee House Champions Dem Policy with Business-Killing ‘Ripple Effect'

Added 02-24-21 01:45:04pm EST - “A federal minimum wage policy could be disasterous for small businesses that cannot afford the increased cost of labor.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Worth the Squeeze? AZ Coffee Shop Praised for Wage Hike Other Businesses Simply Cannot Afford”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Maskot / Getty ImagesThis stock photo portrays a lone barista manning a coffee shop counter. One coffee shop in Arizona is being praised for raising the minimum wage for their employees, though many other small businesses will likely be unable to follow suit. (Maskot / Getty Images)

While some small business owners have raised objections to a federal minimum wage increase, one coffee shop in downtown Phoenix voluntarily pays its employees $15 an hour.

As AZFamily.com reported, the Xanadu Coffee Company shop charges an extra 50 cents per drink to accommodate the pay increase.

“You have to invest in your employees,” Randy Denton, one of the owners of the coffee shop, said. “You can’t just leave your employees out to dry.”

Denton said that the coffee shop might even raise its employees’ pay to $17 or $18 dollars an hour soon.

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