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The Daily Prep List: 02.01.21


Chateau Marmont Hotel Facing Racial Discrimination Lawsuits

CBS Los Angeles 1/29

She is one of two former employees who have filed a lawsuit against the hotel, alleging racial discrimination and sexual harassment. Gross claims management skipped over her for promotions and coveted positions like restaurant server, alleging “most restaurant servers are young, thin, and light-skinned or white” and that “most-less desirable positions are filled by workers of color.”

McDonald’s to pay employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine

Chicago Tribune 1/29

McDonald’s plans to give employees four hours of bonus pay to get the COVID-19 vaccine, the first major fast food employer to announce incentives to encourage inoculation. The incentive is available to crew at corporate-owned McDonald’s in the U.S. 

Food Industry Policy

Why must TVs remain off at L.A. County restaurants? Yelling, screaming can spread coronavirus, officials say

Los Angeles Times 1/30

It’s a ritual of dining out to look out for the big screen televisions to keep updated on the Lakers score or monitor the NFL or soccer, even if your occasion is celebrating Mom’s birthday or closing a business deal. But with Los Angeles County’s new rules for outdoor dining, which took effect Friday, TVs must remain off.

San Francisco restaurants see boost in business as they open for outdoor dining

KRON4 1/29

A break from the rain brought people out to restaurants. Outdoor dining is allowed again in San Francisco, but many businesses struggled setting up outdoor parklets during the storm.

On the Side

San Mateo County Establishes $2.3M Relief Fund for Restaurants, Wineries, Breweries

NBC Bay Area 1/30

San Mateo County’s Board of Supervisors this week allocated $1 million towards a $2.384 million relief fund for restaurants, breweries and wineries. Qualifying restaurants could receive grants of up to $10,000 each to offset revenue losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic and continue operations. The application window is set to open mid-February.

Iconic Madera Restaurant Surviving Pandemic But It Can’t Operate Like This Forever

Valley Public Radio 1/29

Since December, Mariscotti says the restaurant has been doing about 20% of normal business. Now he’s making a plan to adjust to outdoor dining once again after Governor Gavin Newsom lifted the Stay-At-Home order on Monday. But Mariscotti says he’s still catching up to staffing challenges. 

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