The Best Fast Food Chain To Work For?

Dan Fastenberg
Boloco looks to raise worker standards in the fast food industry.
Boloco looks to raise worker standards in the fast food industry.

Should fast-food chains pay workers more than federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour? As fast-food workers and labor activists threaten yet another big walk out for next week, there is one fast food chain that already has the answer: It's a resounding yes.

Boloco, a Boston-based burrito chain, pays entry-level floor workers $9 to $10 an hour, with some veteran workers make up to $17 an hour. And as of this year, the minimum starting salary for a restaurant manager is $70,000 a year. The cost of the meals are in line with other fast-food chains, too, running from $4 to $7.Business is thriving, with 464 employees and 21 outlets sprinkled from Washington D.C. to Rhode Island.

To Boloco CEO John Pepper (pictured above), the pay, however, is a matter of fairness. "How could I justify as low a salary as the minimum wage?" he said in an interview with AOL Jobs.