A tough US labor market has lead Taco Bell to offer $100,000 in select restaurants, hoping it will attract workers and keep them on the team. They will test the higher salary for managers in select restaurants in the Midwest and Northwest. They will also be testing a new position for employees that want leadership experience, but don't want to be managers.
Current managers at company owned Taco Bell locations make between $50,000 and $80,000 a year.
Fast food restaurants have called out labor inflation for hurting margins. Unemployment fell, while average hourly earnings went up.
Taco Bell also announced that all customer packaging will be recyclable, compostable or reusuable by 2025 and they are looking to expand their current vegetarian menu.