This celebrity chef just sounded the alarm over California’s latest anti-business move

Business owners constantly have to dodge anti-business measures from the radical Left In many parts of America. 

As a result, many have left these Democrat-controlled parts of America to search for more hospitable places to conduct business. 

And this celebrity chef just sounded the alarm over California’s latest anti-business move. 

California’s new minimum wage law could do more harm than good for both employees and business owners 

Starting on April 1, California implemented its new minimum wage of $20 an hour for fast-food employees. 

Almost immediately, businesses both small and large laid off droves of employees, with some even shutting down altogether. 

Some industry experts believe that this new measure will create long-lasting damage for the Golden State, including celebrity chef Robert Irvine, the host of “Restaurant: Impossible.”

In a recent interview with Fox News Digital, Irvine said, “This is Robert Irvine predicting we’re going to lose about 20-plus percent of our small, mom-and-pop business because what California has actually done is going to enable other states to do the same thing.”

He added, “I think it is a broadband-spectrum problem that’s across the country, not just California, because now California has done it, has opened the gateways to other states to raise that minimum wage.”

Irvine went on to tell Fox News Digital that since April 1, he and his colleagues have seen a 77% increase in service requests for his company GRUBBRR, which specializes in automating fast food restaurants with digital ordering kiosks. 

Many of these kiosks have already been installed in fast-food restaurants across the globe to cut down on labor costs and enhance efficiency in the ordering and payment process. 

Irvine addressed this trend to Fox News Digital, claiming, “I believe that everybody should be able to make a livable wage. And up until this point, it’s been tough. Restaurant workers have suffered. But it comes at a really bad time because the inflation is very high, food costs are very high.” 

Adding, “And the increase of wage plus the food cost is putting small, mom-and-pop operators out of business because they cannot afford $20 an hour, $27 an hour in some places.  Fast food chains think of McDonald’s and the Yum! Brands and all those kind of folks, are turning to technology to offset that human being.”

Businesses are determined to circumvent California’s anti-business policies 

For decades, California has passed a long list of anti-business measures, repulsing businesses of all sizes from the Golden State. 

As a direct result of hiked minimum wages, skyrocketing crime, and crippling taxes, many businesses have fled California in recent years, without any plans to return any time soon. 

As a result, thousands of jobs have fled the state, along with billions in tax revenue, costing California dearly in the long term. 

However, these losses do not seem to bother lawmakers in California, who have expressed a desire to keep passing measures that will inevitably punish business owners. 

Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.

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