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The Daily Prep List: 01.08.21

Labor

Restaurant Workers in D.C. to Receive Vaccine in February

FSR Magazine 1/7

The news comes after the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said employers will be allowed to mandate COVID vaccinations and that they can prevent unvaccinated workers from entering the workplace if appropriate accommodations cannot be made. 

$15 minimum wage edges closer as Democrats win Senate control

CNBC 1/6

A $15 federal minimum wage edged closer after Democrats won two U.S. Senate seats in Georgia, according to NBC News projections, unifying government under the Democratic Party.

Food Industry Policy

With COVID Cases Surging, Restaurants Must Keep Delivery Top of Mind

QSR Magazine 1/7

It is probably safe to say that carryout and delivery aren’t the top ways in which restaurants look to engage with their customers when they open for business. However, the pandemic has exacerbated the need for these services, and restaurant owners must have a concentrated plan for how these operations are going to keep their businesses afloat a second time around. So what is it that they need to consider?

New law requires delivery platforms to partner with restaurants directly

ABC11 1/7

Third-party apps like Uber Eats, Door Dash, Caviar and PostMates have removed tens of thousands of restaurant options as a result of the Fair Food Delivery Act that went into effect in California on Jan. 1.

On the Side

7 Local Restaurants On Esquire’s List Of Those That ‘America Can’t Afford To Lose’ During Pandemic

CBS Los Angeles 1/6

The editors of Esquire recently put together a list of the top 100 restaurants across the country they view are important because, according to the publication, “if we lose them, we lose who we are.” Here are the 7 local restaurants featured in the article:

This East Bay Restaurant Is Giving Away Free Pho, No Questions Asked

Eater SF 1/6

The more he thought about it, the more Tran felt like the only thing to do was give the money away — or, more specifically, to use the entire $25,000 to serve free pho to anyone who needed a hot meal. So, on the first day of the new year, he announced the new initiative on Instagram, with the hashtag #phoforthepeople: “Free pho. Anyone. Anytime. Any day. Any location. No questions asked.”

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