Dining ethically: a guide for foodies in L.A. and nationwide

Jun 15, 2012

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In-N-Out Burger is one of the most ethically sound restaurants for workers. Credit: Mel Bouzad/Getty Images

When you dine out, you may watch what you eat to stay healthy, but have you ever considered the ethical implications of what you’re consuming from that restaurant? How do the nation’s major restaurants treat their employees? Do they get paid sick leave? Benefits? Fair wages? Good working conditions?

These are just some of the details to be found in a report the Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC United) compiled and released to the public. In the 2012 ROC National Diners’ Guide, consumers can find wage, benefit, and promotion practices of 150 of the most popular restaurants and chains in the United States.

Among the good are In-N-Out and Five Guys Burgers and Fries. And some of the worst restaurants for workers are California Pizza Kitchen, Taco Bell, and Cheesecake Factory just to name a few.

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