Red Robin cutting busboys after minimum wage hikes


Positions eliminated at each of chain's 570 restaurants

Restaurant chain Red Robin is cutting busboys at each of its 570 restaurants to cut costs amid minimum wage hikes across the United States.

"We need to do that to address the labor increases we've seen," Red Robin's CFO Guy Constant told attendees Monday at a retail conference in Florida, the New York Post reported.

The company hopes to save about $8 million as a result of the cuts, and existing employees are expected to take on the busboys' former duties, according to the Post.

Red Robin has 21 locations in New York, including restaurants in Saratoga Springs, Halfmoon and Latham. It's unclear how many busboys will be eliminated locally.