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Old 01-22-2012, 04:03 PM
 
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Are there any cities in America of any size where a good percent of the fast food restaurants are filled with teenage workers? If so, where?

(And is the service better or not?)
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Old 01-22-2012, 04:24 PM
 
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Pretty much everywhere I've been, I always see people from ages 16-22/23 working at fast food restaurants. Remember that's where most teens try to work as there first jobs, while older people have careers.
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Old 01-22-2012, 04:32 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Everyplace I have stepped foot in a fast food dump is filled with teens and early 20's workers. Where are there fast food places that are NOT staffed with them?

As for better service? That all depends on the store and crew working. I have had some amazing service from teens and some downright crappy service by teens. Just like I have had the same experience with people in their 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's etc....
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:30 PM
 
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In the DC area 95% of the fast food workers are immigrants over 21 and many are full time. Not the part time High Schoolers that used to do the job in the 1970s.


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Everyplace I have stepped foot in a fast food dump is filled with teens and early 20's workers. Where are there fast food places that are NOT staffed with them?

As for better service? That all depends on the store and crew working. I have had some amazing service from teens and some downright crappy service by teens. Just like I have had the same experience with people in their 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's etc....
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:36 PM
 
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Just about all cities have teenagers working for fast food restaurants. It is a fairly typical job for them because it can work around their schedule and doesn't require much education. It's mostly training on the job.
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:21 PM
 
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In big diverse cities the workers may be immigrants.

Go to a more rural area, or somewhere like WV and you will see teenagers. As for naming a city; well there is too many to name. Morgantown WV for one, but I could go on and on. Perhaps if you live in NYC or the immediate suburbs you may not see teenagers.
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:09 AM
 
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In Atlanta, fast food in the suburbs is mostly filled with teens/early 20's.

Closer to the core, fast food workers are more of a mix.
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Old Hyde Park, Kansas City,MO
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Lots of Suburban Areas of the Midwest still have tons of teens in Fast Food
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Louisville Metro has mostly teens in fast food joints, especially if you go into the Southern surburbs like Meade or Hardin County.
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Old 01-23-2012, 11:21 AM
 
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Washington state has mostly non teenagers working in fast food places, are minimum wage is 9.04 an hr.
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