Moo Cluck Moo manager, Dan Chavez, says the higher-than-average wages are a big part of his job satisfaction.

"It feels good just to be able to pay my bills and enjoy a little of life," Chavez says.

In the beginning, co-founder Brian Parker wasn’t sure the higher wages would be sustainable. But now the restaurants are thriving. “We’re … going to show a profit in the last quarter,” Parker says. And he and his partner are planning to add new locations.

A Burger Joint Pays $15 An Hour. And, Yes, It’s Making Money

Photo credit: Zachary Rosen for NPR