From the department of unintended consquences, Subway restaurants in San Francisco will no longer offer the $5 footlong sand
wich specials that are often advertised on TV (although they do offer a specific “sub of the month” for $5.00). The reason, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, is the city’s new $10.24 an hour minimum wage, which makes it impossible for Subway restaurants in the city to make any money off $5.00 footlong specials.
On a positive note:
Subway’s “sandwich artists,” as they are often referred, are probably making a better living than the city’s “starving artists.” Of course the downside to all of this is the
minimum wage hardly does much good at lifting anybody out of poverty if the price of food has to increase in order to absorb the cost.