Casa Bonita Servers Will Now Make About $62,000 Per Year

By Shawn Patrick on June 26, 2023
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I know $62,000 a year isn’t what it once was, but to me it’s still a decent wage. Actually it is currently above Colorado’s median wage across all occupations. And you can make it by serving at the famous Casa Bonita.

Just days before its anticipated reopening, Casa Bonita rescinded its original employment contracts and asked staff to sign new agreements. Casa Bonita initially advertised salaries ranging from $14.27 to $15.27 for servers and bartenders, in addition to tips. Now though, they’re offering a $30 hourly rate to servers and bartenders, but neither will receive tips as part of their wages.

Simple math says $30/hour full-time is $62,200 a year.

Of course I have no idea how the tipping situation would have looked at Casa Bonita, and whether this will ultimately cost employees money, but I do know that for an entry-level service industry job, this is pretty decent!

There is no word on what would happen if a costumer offers a tip… Although I’d say just slip that $20 bill into your pocket and add to your $62K a year!

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