NBC Bay Area 1/21
The demand for a $15 minimum wage again made its way to Oakland on Tuesday when a different group of restaurant workers spoke out about the issue. Outside Kingston 11 Cuisine at 2270 Telegraph Ave. about 15 people gathered at 11 a.m. to celebrate the incoming U.S. presidential administration as well as to show their solidarity with restaurant workers.
Travel + Leisure 1/19
The “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” star raised $25 Million in aid for restaurants across the U.S. in the most Guy Fieri way possible.
Food Industry Policy
San Francisco Chronicle 1/21
While Bay Area shelter-in-place orders continue to limit restaurants to takeout and delivery service, a growing number are choosing to violate COVID-19 protocols in hopes of generating more revenue. Because of the dire circumstances, enforcing the rules has become a complicated pursuit for many local health departments.
FSR Magazine 1/21
Dine-in restrictions and budget-conscious consumers have made mid-tier restaurants an especially vulnerable segment within full service.
The North Bay Business Journal 1/20
Fed up with calling Grubhub to ask the food delivery business to take her Sebastopol restaurant off its list, Farmer’s Wife owner Kendra Kolling’s last straw came in the form of a class action lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Illinois.
On the Side
We are many, many months into this COVID mess and, unfortunately, as of December, we’re back to takeout and delivery only. We’re hopeful that restaurants will open up again soon, but until then, we put together a list of some of our favorite spots doing takeout and delivery ‘cause we know you’re tired of cooking and doing the dishes (seriously, have you ever done so many dishes in your life?).
QSR Magazine 1/20
McAlister’s spent eight or so months last year researching and plotting a better guest experience, as well as a fresh loyalty program. Fortunately, the platform launched in mid-February. And the bulk of McAlister’s investment, both from corporate and franchisees, came in 2019. It set the foundation for the pandemic gameplan—accelerate accessibility at a 31-year-old brand known for its fast-casual-plus service before that was a widespread positioning in quick service.