Transcript for Fast-Food Workers Across the Country Demand Higher Wages
next across america tonight. A lot of people at the drive through window at your favorite fast food arrest straupt are having the questioning what are a fair living wage? People on minimum wage went on strike today. They earn $7.20 an hour and they're asking for twice that. Reporter: Outrage in chaug, indianapolis today. Employees at 1,000 fast food restaurants in 15 cities walking out of work and onto picket lines, even forcing someone to shut down. My whole household of 7 people are surviving an $8 an hour. We're barely holding our head over water. You pay one bill or try to put food in the house, that's the end of it. Reporter: Demanding the minimum wage more than doubled from $7.25 an hour to $15. Is it possible for a burger off THE menu McDonald's pace 34 cents in food. 25 cents goes to hourly workers leaving 18 cents of profit. EVEN if McDonald's wanted to it couldn't afford to pay employees double without raising prices. How much higher would prices go? About 25 percent. So that dollar menu item would go up to $1.25. That's hard for this working mom to swallow. Come down and try to live my life for a day and see what I go through, see my reality and see if you can handle it. Today legalized marijuana got a break from the u.S.
This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.