Urban Plates’ menu includes made-fresh-daily items like hand-carved sandwiches, seasonal soups and braises, natural juices, grass-fed steak, cage-free chicken and line-caught seafood. Photo courtesy of Urban Plates

Urban Plates’ menu includes made-fresh-daily items like hand-carved sandwiches, seasonal soups and braises, natural juices, grass-fed steak, cage-free chicken and line-caught seafood. Photo courtesy of Urban Plates

While some local fast-casual restaurants owners may be scratching their heads trying to keep cost downs as the minimum wage continues to go up, Saad Nadhir, co-founder of San Diego-based Urban Plates, isn’t too worried...

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