COLUMBUS (WCMH) — White Castle announced Tuesday it would be increasing its starting hourly pay to $15 an hour.
The burger chained released Tuesday it would be boosting the hourly starting pay at Columbus area restaurants in hopes of attracting more job applicants.
“As a family owned business that’s been around for 100 years, we know we owe our success to our terrific team members,” said Theresa Kaszubski, regional director of restaurant operations at White Castle. “So we’re committed to making White Castle one of the very best places to work, and that starts by offering significant starting hourly pay.”
White Castle is hoping to hire more than 100 employees in central Ohio over the next couple of weeks.
The increase to $15 is up from $11.50 an hour, and $13 an hour at some White Castle restaurants. As of now, the company said there is no plan to raise menu prices due to the pay increase.