Join us in Ending the Subminimum Wage

A “subminimum wage” is a wage paid that is less than the federal or state-mandated minimum wage. Federal law allows companies to pay less than the legally mandated minimum wage to certain groups of workers. Tipped workers are the largest group paid a subminimum wage and represent approximately six million people in the United States.

Our goal is to push publicly traded companies to end the subminimum wage for tipped workers in their companies and pay all workers a full minimum wage with tips on top.

This website documents which publicly traded companies currently pay a subminimum wage, and will recognize companies that choose to end this practice. We launched this campaign with a public statement written to publicly traded companies by a coalition of over 65 institutional investor groups representing over $538 billion in managed assets, calling on these companies to end the subminimum wage for tipped workers. This coalition includes Everence and Praxis Mutual Funds, Boston Trust Walden Funds and Wealth Management, Seventh Generation Interfaith Coalition, Trillium Asset Management, and Abacus Wealth Partners. Click here to read the Investor Statement.

The table below includes the list of publicly traded companies that pay subminimum wages. We continue to conduct research to ensure this list reflects the insights of social justice movements.

Publicly Traded Corporations That Pay a Subminimum Wage

TICKERISINCOMPANY NAME
AMHGUS02362J1060AMERGENT HOSPITALITY GROUP INC
ARMKUS03852U1060ARAMARK, INC
RLLYUS03879T1088ARC GROUP, INC.
ARKRUS0407121013ARK RESTAURANTS CORP
BDVBUS0566462018BAGGER DAVE'S BURGER TAVERN, INC.
BBQUS05551A1097BBQ HOLDINGS, INC
BHUS08986R3093BIGLARI HOLDINGS INC.
BJRIUS09180C1062BJ'S RESTAURANTS, INC.
BLMNUS0942351083BLOOMIN' BRANDS, INC.
EATUS1096411004BRINKER INTERNATIONAL INC
CBHRUS1299032094CALIFORNIA BEACH RESTAURANTS INC
CNNEUS13765N1072CANNAE HOLDINGS, INC.
CAKEUS1630721017CHEESECAKE FACTORY INCORPORATED
CHUYUS1716041017CHUY'S HOLDINGS, INC.
CORGUS21850P2002CORDIA CORPORATION
CBRLUS22410J1060CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE, INC.
DRIUS2371941053DARDEN RESTAURANTS INC
PLAYUS2383371091DAVE & BUSTER'S ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
DENNUS24869P1049DENNY'S, INC.
DINUS2544231069DINE BRANDS GLOBAL, INC.
FATUS30258N1054FAT BRANDS INC
FRGIUS31660B1017FIESTA RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.
BDLUS3385171059FLANIGANS ENTERPRISES INC
GIGLUS37518A1043GIGGLES N' HUGS, INC.
GTIMUS3821408792GOOD TIMES RESTAURANTS, INC.
GCFBUS38724Q4047GRANITE CITY FOOD & BREWERY LTD.
HVCWUS4155691029HARRISON VICKERS AND WATERMAN INC.
IBGRUS65341F1075ILLEGAL RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.
IPICUS46263D1063IPIC ENTERTAINMENT INC.
JAXUS46609J1060J. ALEXANDER'S HOLDINGS, INC.
KONAUS50047H2013KONA GRILL, INC.
KRUSUS5012701026KURA SUSHI USA, INC.
LUBUS5492821013LUBY'S
MSGSUS55825T1034MADISON SQUARE GARDEN ENTERTAINMENT CORP.
MHGUUS59000K3095MERITAGE HOSPITALITY GROUP INC
NROMUS6551071003NOBLE ROMAN'S, INC.
STKSUS88338K1034ONE GROUP HOSPITALITY, INC. (THE)
PDIVUS74049P2011PREMIER DEVELOPMENT & INVESTMENT, INC.
RAVEUS7541981095RAVE RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.
RICKUS74934Q1085RCI HOSPITALITY HOLDINGS, INC.
RRGBUS75689M1018RED ROBIN GOURMET BURGERS, INC.
RGSUS7589321071REGIS CORP
RUTHUS7833321091RUTH'S HOSPITALITY GROUP, INC.
STRZUS8550861046STAR BUFFET INC
TXRHUS8826811098TEXAS ROADHOUSE, INC.
DISUS2546871060THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY
WCVCUS9522131062WEST COAST VENTURES GROUP CORP.
WINGUS9741551033WINGSTOP INC.

Company status is accurate as of Jan 2021. View our Methodology here. 

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