Inside a Chickie's & Pete's.

A popular Philadelphia sports bar and restaurant chain, Chickie’s and Pete’s, has agreed to pay current and former employees more than $6.8 million in back wages and damages. The chain, according to regulators, improperly took tips from servers and violated federal minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping laws.

Regulators said the proposed consent agreement signed by the chain followed one of the U.S. Department of Labor’s largest tipped employee investigations in recent years.

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