Mario Batali and John Besh are just some of the chefs no longer at their elegant eateries due to sexual harassment allegations, but mistreatment of restaurant workers isn't limited to those approaching Michelin-star territory.
Fast-food staffers also are vulnerable to unwanted physical advances, lurid comments, graphic pictures and gestures as they do everything from flip burgers and brew coffee.
McDonald's workers in 10 cities across the U.S. are scheduled to strike to protest sexual harassment on Tuesday, right before the anniversary of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's downfall, which crystallized the #MeToo movement.
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Forty percent of female fast-food workers have been sexually harassed on the job, according to the Washington, D.C. firm Hart Research Associates. Most affected are African-American and Latina women.
Life in the drive-thru lane can be very different from that at more high-end restaurants, and many of the factors that are so culturally associated with fast-food joints are what make them places where harassment festers.
Here are four of the biggest: