Last year, Taco Bell was ranked as one of the healthiest fast food chains in the market. Once again, Taco Bell sets the standard high for the fast food industry by raising the roof on what you can make as an employee in their stores.

Currently, a General Manager of a Taco Bell location would make between $50,000 and $80,000. The company says that because of the unemployment rate being 3.5%, the lowest it's been since 1969, hourly earnings are going to climb and exceed original projections.

At select restaurants in the Northeast and, more importantly, the Midwest, General Managers will be seeing pay raises possibly up to $100,000.

The chain will also test a new position for employees who want leadership experience but don't necessarily want to be a manager.

Conversely, chains like Olive Garden and Shake Shack have spoken out saying low unemployment is hurting their margins.

Taco Bell made the announcement alongside an announcement to make all customer materials and packaging recyclable, compostable, or reusable by 2025.

Perhaps this will be the end of parents telling their kids to be doctors, and push more for the General Manager of a Taco Bell route.

Read more at Bloomberg

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