Aren't McDonald restaurants a franchise? So isn't it upto the various franchise owners what to pay their workers / charge for food?
Not to mention fast food isn't supposed to be a lifetime job...You have to have made some bad decisions to be working at McDonalds in the same position for 10 years. This gets brought up every single time, there are plenty of people who are working in skilled labor jobs that don't make $15 an hour. Why should people working in unskilled labor get paid that much?
Sure you can say that raising minimum wage for everyone would be the right thing to do, but that won't really work. All that would happen is the cost of everything would rise to match the minimum wage and so individual purchasing power won't really change.
Not all restaurants, there are a few McDonald's close to me and only one of them is a franchise, and franchisee's will have strict guidelines regarding the operating of the brand, which likely includes a minimum wage etc...