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The Daily Prep List: 02.03.21


Democratic Leaders Propose $25 Billion for Restaurants

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On Monday, Democratic Congressional leaders announced a budget resolution that includes instructions to create a $25 billion grant for restaurants inside President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill. 

California employers urge quick passage of bill to help businesses impacted by COVID-19

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To support employers across the state that have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, a coalition representing restaurants, retailers, health care providers and other businesses have joined forces to protect the ability of small businesses across the state to keep their doors open by allowing those that have received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to deduct eligible expenses on their state taxes.

Food Industry Policy

Restaurants in 2021: Takeout and Delivery is Now Essential to Customers

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Naturally, the biggest shift keyed early survival—the move toward off-premises. Operators made hefty investments in customer-facing technologies. Delivery and curbside spread. Ghost kitchens and virtual brands sprung up. Drive thrus became the present (and future) of development.

Restaurants Avoiding Big Delivery Apps Have to Get Creative

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Brands like DoorDash and Uber Eats promise volume and convenience. But some restaurateurs are sticking with in-house delivery or small local companies instead.

On the Side

The owners of Heirloom, Butterfish have opened their newest restaurant concept in Fresno

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The restaurant is in the same spot as the former poke bowl place Butterfish, and has the same owners at the two remaining Butterfish locations and restaurant Heirloom. (And you can still get delivery across Fresno from the remaining Fresno Butterfish location on Friant Road.)

How One NYC Café Plans to Turn Customers Into Owners

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This week, Citizens says it will become the first NYC hospitality brand to turn customers into owners. New Yorkers (and others) will have the chance to buy in, for as little as $100. The company is preparing to launch a crowdfunding investment campaign on platform Republic. Even before the campaign, it’s raised $160,000 in funding.

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