Ouch that hurts. Luckily the Fed doesn't include food in their inflation data. (yes, sarcasm) Seriously though in a day and age where companies can "afford" enormous CEO salary hikes, share repurchases and buybacks, it behooves me they continue to stomp their feet stating they cannot afford a minimum wage hike.
Almost half of the states in the U.S. are already paying more than the federal minimum wage and those states are surviving just fine. San Jose and Washington have seen expansion in small business and increased revenue with $10 minimum wages. The propaganda has become ridiculous folks. Just my .02