Walk in the shoes of a waitress for a day and you will understand the need for a raise in minimum wage. They don't even draw minimum wages they supposed to make it up in tips. Maybe in some expensive ritzy restaurants they might but no where else. I worked as a waitress, my friends were waitresses and I took one home after work one night. She invited me into her modest little home. Clean as a pin but there was not a stick of furniture in it. Another whose husband had lost his job would ask to spend the night with me because she didn't want to sleep in their car.