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The Daily Prep List: 1.18.22


A solution to health, safety and labor problems in fast food

CalMatters 1/18

Heading into 2022 and a third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, California legislators face a predicament: how to support small-business owners who have faced the pandemic’s crushing challenges while continuing to lead the nation with innovative policies that protect and empower essential workers. 

The toxic relationship between on-demand food and worker welfare

San Francisco Chronicle 1/17

Throughout my career in the restaurant industry, the specter of running out of food — of failing customers’ expectations — was always hanging over me and my colleagues. 

Food Industry Policy

Fresno restaurant owner sounds off on California budget

KMPH Fox26 1/17

California may be feeling rich with a huge budget surplus but that wealthy feeling isn’t trickling down to small business.

Restaurants suing insurance company over COVID-19 losses

Los Angeles Times 1/17

Some restaurants in Huntington Beach and Newport Beach are part of a group that are suing Farmers Insurance, alleging the company breached contracts and didn’t compensate them for losses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On The Side

Report: 42 Percent of Restaurants Without Aid are Nearing Bankruptcy

FSR Magazine 1/17

Forty-two percent of restaurants that didn’t receive Restaurant Revitalization Fund grants are in danger of filing for bankruptcy, according to a survey released by the Independent Restaurant Coalition.

California named worst ‘judicial hellhole’

San Jose Spotlight 1/14

In my nearly two decades as a restaurant franchise owner, I was always grateful for my community and the passion they had for supporting local family-owned businesses.

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