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The United States Department of Labor is fining the operators of some Sonic restaurants in Nevada.

The operations company, SDI of Neil LLC, oversees many Sonic Drive-In locations in the state. Three of their locations in Nevada violated child labor laws, ktnv.com reported.

The U.S. Department of Labor has laws in place that ensure young employees in the workforce are safe and also that their jobs do not interfere with school work. Investigators for the Department of Labor found that the locations in question were allowing school-aged kids to work inappropriate hours. Furthermore, there were conditions that were not safe for children in the workplace.

The investigators found kids aged 14 and 15 working at the Sonic restaurants at unapproved hours. That’s before 7 a.m. and after 7 p.m. between Labor Day and June 1. This is against one of the laws protecting kids from working excessively during the schoolyear. The restaurant also allowed this same age group to be working after 9 p.m. during summer hours. Another violation.

The Department of Labor also regulates the number of hours a school-aged child can work during the school year.

The maximum number of hours allowed for a school-aged child to work during the school year is three per day. Kids are also not permitted to work more than 18 hours a week during the school year. Furthermore, these kids can’t work more than an 8 hour shift on a weekend day. Or more than 40 hours a week. All of these rules were violated by the locations under investigation.

According to the department, the restaurants in question also violated the safety guidelines for young workers. Fry baskets didn’t have the safety features required for younger workers. And there was also a 13-year old being employed by one of the locations. All in all more than 170 violations were found, resulting in $71,000 in fines for the operations company. The six violating locations of the restaurants were in Fallon, Carson City and Minden.

Wendy Rush, 96.3 KKLZ

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Does Nevada Have The Most Expensive 'Fast Food'

If you’re thinking about a road trip soon, good information to have is which state has the most expensive fast food! The Mike & Carla Morning Show brought this up this morning and wanted to know where Nevada was on the list.

A recent study where results were published in an article by Food & Wine, looked at how much fast-food chains charge in different cities across the country. And it’s surprising how much it varies. For example, they looked at what a burger and fries with a soda costs at 145 different chains in the 50 biggest cities in the U.S. You might be surprised to find out that on average it ranges from $6.55 all the way up to $15.30 per meal!

Now if you’re on the road and traveling through Oklahoma looking for a cheap meal, make sure to cruise through Tulsa because according to this report, Tulsa is number one when it came to the cheapest fast food meal at only $6.50! Even Detroit, Carla Rea’s adopted hometown, wasn’t too bad when it came to grabbing a fast food lunch at $8.79 per meal! On the flipside, Mike O’Brian’s old stomping grounds of Chicago, your average fast food meal is going to cost you $9.99…not even close to being the most expensive!

If you’re wondering what is the most expensive fast food place…according to Food & Wine, it just happens to be Five Guys, averaging $19.95 for a burger with fries and a drink. In Las Vegas, we have eight locations…and even with that, Las Vegas is not even in the Top 10 when it comes to the most expensive fast food!

So, what are the Top 5 cities and where does Las Vegas end up on this list? Listen to the segment from this morning, plus “A Few Things We Think You Should Know”, then scroll down below to find out the Top 5 and where Las Vegas actually ends up on the list…and enjoy!

Top 5 Cities With The Most Expensive Fast Food:


    If you’re planning a visit to our Nation’s Capitol, then you’re gonna want to bring some extra change. Grabbing a fast food meal is not cheap…at $12.94 a meal, D.C comes in at #5 on the list!


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    You’d have to know that anywhere in California it’s going to be expensive to grab a meal…even if it’s at a fast food place. Well, it’s not the most expensive, but it does cost on average $13.08 to grab a burger, fries and a soft drink. Long Beach comes in at #4 at one of the most expensive cities for a fast food meal!


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    Wow! The largest city in the country and guess what? NOT the most expensive city to get a fast food meal! Oh, it’s not cheap, but at $14.22 a meal, just shy of being #1 on the list…coming in at #3!


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    Once again, it’s a city in California that is near the top when it comes to the most expensive fast food meal. Registering at $14.59 a meal, still NOT the most expensive, but coming in at #2 on the list!


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    San Francisco has to be one of the most expensive places to live in the country and with that goes eating! Even if you’re grabbing a meal at a fast food place, it’s going to cost you…on average $15.30! That puts it on top and comes in at #1 on the list of Most Expensive Cities for Fast Food!


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    Although a lot of people think of Las Vegas as an expensive place to live, when it comes to fast food, we don’t even crack the Top 10! Paying an average of $12.22 for a meal, our fair city of Las Vegas comes in at #13 on the list!


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