"Now every young cook wants to be a television star. Every young cook wants to open a restaurant one year later after they started to cook. Then they wonder why our business has so many failures," Puck said.
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However, the restaurateur, whose three distinct companies have more than 100 fine dining and express restaurants around the word, credited his employees for "working hard" and helping to expand his business.
In fact, he thinks minimum wage should be increased.
"Minimum wage did not increase the way prices increased," Puck said. "I'm all for increasing minimum wage, especially for people in the kitchen—like dishwashers, clean-up guys."
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However, he noted that none of his employees are paid minimum wage because they have been with his company for so long.