I hate to put you all on a guilt trip, but when you go to certain restaurants and see the way those workers are treated, the way they are paid..
Don't you worry that your restaurant dollars are helping create a system that exploits vulnerable people?
I encourage everyone to eat more home cooked meals. If you have a family it can bring you together and you have more control over your nutrition and calories.
But when we can't eat at home, wouldn't you prefer to avoid exploitive places and use your money to promote more ethical restaurants?
Utne Reader just published a great article
about this very topic.
They refer to some hard facts
published in Mother Jones, another great magazine.
So eat smart and show some love to the people who cook your dinner!