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Demonstrators fill the Hardees on Chestnut in Downtown St. Louis Tuesday, July 30, 2013. The Hardees was briefly filled with protestors demanding a better minimum wage after they rallied at Keiner Plaza.  After exiting the store they staged a protest on the sidewalks around the store before crossing back to Keiner Plaza to continue the rally. (AP Photo/Belleville News-Democrat, Derik Holtmann)
Demonstrators fill the Hardees on Chestnut in Downtown St. Louis Tuesday, July 30, 2013. The Hardees was briefly filled with protestors demanding a better minimum wage after they rallied at Keiner Plaza. After exiting the store they staged a protest on the sidewalks around the store before crossing back to Keiner Plaza to continue the rally. (AP Photo/Belleville News-Democrat, Derik Holtmann)
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(AP) Fast-food customers in search of burgers and fries on might run into striking workers instead.


Organizers say thousands of workers are set to stage walkouts in dozens of cities Thursday to push McDonald's and other chains to pay higher wages.


It's expected be the largest nationwide strike by fast-food workers, according to organizers. The biggest effort so far: About 2,200 of the nation's millions of fast-food workers this summer staged a one-day strike in seven cities.


This follows a series of strikes that began last November in New York City, then spread to other cities. Workers say they want $15 an hour, which would be about $31,000 a year for full-time employees. That's more than double the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, or $15,000 a year.


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