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The Daily Prep List: 01.28.21


Democrats Introduce $15 Federal Minimum Wage Bill

FSR Magazine 1/26

The national restaurant association called it “an impossible challenge for the restaurant industry.”


Restaurant Business Online 1/26

Still, full-service restaurants will fail to reclaim the $85.5 billion they collectively lost in sales during 2020 as states closed dining rooms and consumers sheltered at home. Sales for that sector fell last year by 30%, or roughly a third.

Food Industry Policy

National Restaurant Association Releases 2021 State of the Restaurant Industry Report

National Restaurant Association 1/26

Today, the National Restaurant Association released its 2021 State of the Restaurant Industry Report, which measures the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the restaurant industry and examines the current state of key pillars including technology and off-premises, labor, and menu trends across segments based on a survey of 6,000 restaurant operators and consumer preferences from a survey of 1,000 adults. The report also provides a look at the path to recovery for chains, franchises, and independents and the year of transition ahead.

What comes next for Bay Area’s reopening? Here’s what you need to know

San Francisco Chronicle 1/26

Here are the businesses and activities that can reopen under the purple tier in the state’s reopening guidelines, although local jurisdictions are allowed to impose their own restrictions. Bay Area counties often have set their own limits beyond state requirements throughout the pandemic.

On the Side

What are the top food trends for 2021? More takeout, alcohol-to-go and streamlined menus

The Morning Call 1/26

Takeout and delivery have become a part of life for a majority of the country’s diners, a trend that’s expected to continue in 2021, according to a new report by the National Restaurant Association.

More than 30 Bay Area food and beverage products are named the best in the country by the Good Food Awards

San Francisco Chronicle 1/26

The pandemic did not keep the Good Food Awards from soldiering on for its 11th annual celebration of independent food and beverage artisans — and the Bay Area was well-represented once again, with 27 local winners for products such as beer, charcuterie and cheese.

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