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The Daily Prep List: 01.26.21


California Officially Lifts Its Curfew and Stay-at-Home Order

Eater SF 1/25 

The regional stay-at-home orders, which were instituted for wide swaths of the state when coronavirus cases began their most recent uptick in early December, have been lifted. The move allows a number of activities, including outdoor dining, to resume in the state, after restaurants have struggled for months to sustain themselves solely through takeout and delivery business.

Uber Lays Off 15 Percent of Postmates’ Workforce

Eater SF 1/25 

The New York Times reports that SF-based Uber, which completed its acquisition of food delivery app Postmates in December and promptly told customers to start using Uber Eats instead, laid off 185 Postmates employees last week. 

Food Industry Policy

Top restaurant packaging trends for 2021

Restaurant SmartBrief 1/25 

Nearly all 2021 industry trends are likely to be influenced by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and foodservice is one of the most affected sectors. How we eat restaurant meals has shifted dramatically during the past year, and consumers are looking for innovative solutions to these changes.

How Cali Comfort BBQ is transforming from a full-service restaurant into a commissary servicing 10 ghost kitchens

Restaurant Hospitality 1/22

Spring Valley, Calif.-based Cali Comfort BBQ upended their business by downsizing their menu, upgrading their digital technology and leaning on ghost kitchens.

On the Side


Restaurant Business Online 1/25

With the pandemic’s third wave having crested, officials are allowing on-site dining to resume—though not as quickly as many operators would like.

Restaurant association says Newsom plans to lift stay-at-home order (VIDEO)

KTVU 1/25

Gov. Newsom will lift the stay-at-home order for all of California on Monday according to the California Restaurant Association, which says the governor’s office revealed the plan.

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