Workers prepare to bring food orders to customers at Ivar’s Salmon House restaurant in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson / The Associated Press)
Workers prepare food orders for customers at Ivar’s Salmon House restaurant in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson / The Associated Press)

Higher wages a surprising success for Ivar’s restaurant

At Ivar’s Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union, menu prices were raised 21 percent and routine tipping was eliminated after the restaurant decided to institute the city’s $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule. Since the change, wages for some workers have increased as much as 60 percent and revenue has soared.

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