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On Restaurant Workers

There's a detailed article in Dissent Magazine on the challenges restaurant workers face, despite the fact that the restaurant industry's sales grew from $379 billion in 2000 to more than $604 billion in 2011. Several food world insiders weigh in, including Anthony Bourdain on owners taking from their waiters' tip pool: "Appalling. By the time [waiters] are taxed out, their paycheck is almost nothing." [Tumblr via @kitchensense]