Their traditionally low wages may keep the price of your value meal down, but taxpayers end up footing the difference in the end.
That, according to a new report from economists at UC Berkeley. It states that public aid ends up costing the nation around seven-billion dollars a year, and more than half of American fast food workers receive some type of public assistance.
Fast food workers earn on average eight dollars and 69 cents hourly, and they often work less than 40 hours a week. That qualifies them for food stamps, Medicaid and tax credits.
The conservative Employment Policies Institute is slamming the report, calling it "creative writing."