A worker takes a pager from a customer at a Shake Shack restaurant in Bridgewater, New Jersey.
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The restaurant industry has long struggled with high turnover rates, caused in part by low pay and a workforce that skews younger. In 2018, turnover rates in the hospitality sector surpassed 70% for the fourth year in a row, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Even among managers, who are more highly paid, restaurants have had a difficult time filling jobs in a tight labor market…