Washington, D.C. is in the midst of a restaurant boom with new dining spots opening across the city. It’s a trend that hasn’t gone unnoticed by the dining scene at large. Washington was named Bon Appetit’s 2016 Restaurant City of The Year, and a Michelin Guide was released to celebrate the district’s top spots. The growth of the restaurant industry also means a growing number of employees in the “back of the house,” where workers have historically fallen victim to wage theft and other mistreatment. Kojo explores what D.C.’s restaurant boom means for restaurant workers.


  • Josh Armstead Dishwasher, Georgetown University Cafeteria
  • Imar Hutchins Owner, Florida Avenue Grill (Washington, D.C.)
  • Philip Fornaci Executive Director, DC Employment Justice Center

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