Per US Department of Labor statistics, only 4.7 percent of workers are paid minimum wage.
Minimum wage is a starter wage for non-skilled workers, including teenagers. Ridiculous to insist upon a living wage for someone who has no skills and lives with his parents. Fast food places operate on a narrow profit margin and prices are very competitive. Double wages and there will be no jobs. And, in NYC, only the small food shops and delis operated by owners and their families. Plus, Starbucks, of course, and their over priced products. All costing more than the old fast food places.