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High inflation and the money-making opportunities it's created have driven workers back to the restaurant industry, Danny Meyer told CNBC's Jim Cramer on Tuesday. "If you do have a tipping model in your restaurants, servers are making more money than they've ever made before," the restaurateur said.

The opportunity to make more money now than during low-inflationary times has driven workers back to restaurants. Union Square Hospitality Group founder added that the company's restaurants give a cut of their revenue to cooks since they are in non-tip eligible positions. "For the first time, we're actually on equal footing in terms of our talent count," Meyers said.

The industry was still down about 6.1% of its workforce from pre-pandemic levels. Meyers acknowledged that high inflation and higher price increases are serious concerns for consumers. "We've got to pass [higher costs] on because we can't go out of business. It's got to stop somewhere," he said.
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