05 Dec '11, 8pm

How does your favorite restaurant treat its workers? New Diners' Guide helps you choose wisely:

How does your favorite restaurant treat its workers? New Diners' Guide helps you choose wisely:

Photo: Bravo123 Restaurants know their customers worry over the source of an heirloom tomato, or the care with which their pork was raised and handled. But when it comes to the treatment of the person who prepared it, few establishments make it a point to be transparent. Now, there's a guide for that. For the first time, an organization called the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) has released a Diners' Guide that rates the 150 highest-grossing restaurants in the country on criteria like living wages, paid sick leave, and opportunity for career advancement. The goal, says ROC, a coalition of restaurant workers with 9,000 members in nine U.S. cities, is to empower eaters to help move the industry toward change. "The question we always get is, 'Where should we eat; what can we do as consumers to support workers?'" says Saru Jayaraman, ROC's co-director. "We'd heard it so...

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