Wow. Just, wow. Imagine people who will do anything to enforce the will of the people admitting that the market demands you pay your employees more. My favorite paragraph was the one that includes the kitchen, with the restaurant matching incoming funds. That’s a great of doing things.
It is sad
Decentralized, delivery-only restaurants—to say nothing of the WeWork-ification of restaurant kitchens—point to greater problems and complexities, like widening inequality, the high cost of living in coastal cities, the tenuous financial model of restaurants, and a culture in which, whether by preference or necessity, people prioritize convenience even in their leisure activities.
Source: Our Ghost-Kitchen Future | The New Yorker
What happens to everyone else that doesn’t give in to the VC-backed fist of capitalism? I personally already had to leave my beloved kitchens because of the pandemic and the prospect of working in glorified trailers does not entice me.