orange county living wage
Lantern is proud to be a certified Orange County Living Wage Employer.
We are proud to announce that we have implemented an 18% Fair Wage Charge in lieu of tips, which helps us guarantee fair wages to our entire team - both front and back of the house. Additional tipping is not necessary, however any extra gratuity will be distributed equally amongst all hourly restaurant staff.
Our decision to transition to a service charge model is part of our ongoing work to create pay equity for all of Lantern’s hourly team members. Unlike traditional tipping, the proceeds from our 18% Fair Wage Charge can be shared with chefs, porters and dishwashers, allowing us to create one hourly wage structure for both our front and back of house and guarantee a consistent wage regardless of our level of business.
Lantern is OC living wage certified. All team members have a minimum hourly wage of $15.40. Additional compensation is based on performance and experience.