I wouldn't be a waiter anywhere for $14 an hour.
I always made at least, on average, $20 an hour and more when I worked in bigger cities.
Steak and Shake waitresses/waiters make more than $14 an hour.
and that's the HIGHEST they say they pay. So most likely, with all of their turnover, everyone is probably A LOT CLOSER to the $8 threshold than the $14.