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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do restaurants have high turnover rates?
Yes, the restaurant industry has one of the highest turnover rates across the United States. In 2021, the average turnover rate in the industry was 75%, compared to 46% for the entire private sector.
Why do people quit the restaurant industry?
According to surveys, the number one reason that people quit the industry is pay. More than one-third of restaurant employees cited low wages as their reason for leaving or planning to leave their job.
Do unions reduce turnover rate?
Yes, unions can reduce employee turnover rate. Many restaurant workers, especially those at franchises, have begun unionization attempts in recent years.

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TJ Porter

TJ Porter

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I have in-depth experience in reviewing financial products such as savings accounts, credit cards, and brokerages, writing how-tos, and answering financial questions both simple and complicated.

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