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Hillary Dixler Canavan is Eater's restaurant editor and the author of the publication's debut book, Eater: 100 Essential Restaurant Recipes From the Authority on Where to Eat and Why It Matters (Abrams, September 2023). Her work focuses on dining trends and the people changing the industry — and scouting the next hot restaurant you need to try on Eater's annual Best New Restaurant list.

McDonalds-Strike.jpgHere's a report that says more than half of all fast food workers in the country "are enrolled in one or more public programs," which puts the cost of government assistance to fast food workers at $7 billion per year. Another new report calculates the public cost of individual restaurant chains' employees and finds that the 700,000+ McDonald's employees costs the federal government $1.2 billion per year. [UCBLC, NELP via LAT]
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