Fast-Food Restaurant Pays $12 An Hour To 'Culinarians'

Moo Cluck Moo
Moo Cluck Moo

Labor protests at fast-food restaurants swept the country this spring, with workers at McDonald's, Burger King and other national chains demanding a "living wage." The fast-food majors haven't budged, but other, newer, quick-service restaurants are popping up with markedly more generous attitudes toward the workers who staff their counters.

The latest is Moo Cluck Moo in Dearborn Heights, a Detroit suburb, which pays its "culinarians" a starting wage of $12 an hour, reports The Detroit News. That increases to $14 an hour after employees spend six months on the job, pass a health safety class and receive an internal baking certification. That's almost twice the average hourly wage of a McDonald's crew member, according to Glassdoor.