These Are The Best Fast-Food Chains To Work For

Despite society’s ever-increasing fascination with health, fast food holds a special place in many of our hearts. While fast food is distinguished by its low cost, not all companies pay their employees minimum wage. For example, In-N-Out serves up the best pay rate, but Chipotle is the king when it comes to benefits. By the same token, Noodles & Company offers a lengthy, paid maternity leave and McDonald’s helps workers get an education. Read on to see what distinguishes these fast-food restaurants from the rest.

In-N-Out Pays Way Above The Industry Average

An In-N-Out worker holds a cheeseburger.
Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for John Varvatos
Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for John Varvatos

In-N-Out has become known for its fast cooking times without the sacrifice of quality. How they manage to pull this off has everything to do with their staff, so it’s not surprising that they are one of, if not the, highest paying fast-food places in America.

According to MarketWatch, their starting wages are $12-$17 hourly. They also state that the average salary for In-N-Out managers is a whopping $160,000! According to Glassdoor, assistant managers can expect to make around $70,000 a year, and cooks typically earn $15 hourly.