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Tri-State Food Workers, Customers React to Protests

Hundreds protested at fast food restaurants across the country in a push to get some major fast food chains to pay their workers more.

Hundreds protested at fast food restaurants across the country in a push to get some major fast food chains to pay their workers more. The walk-out and protests follow a series of strikes that started last year in New York City. Workers are asking for $15 per hour. That's more than double the federal minimum wage. At least two of the bigger corporations said raising entry-level wages would mean higher menu prices.

Deborah Browder has worked at Big Top in Evansville for seven years. She said she loves her job and knows what it's like to want a raise, but said she doesn't think the workers on strike will get what they're asking for.

"There won't be a dollar menu," said Browder. "Because they're gonna have to jack that up just to pay their employees. If so they're gonna be losing business."

The federal minimum wage was last raised in 2009.

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