Food and agriculture workers removed from Phase 1b of Sacramento County vaccination group
ABC Sacramento 3/1
According to food and restaurant industry workers, the change was abrupt. They were turned away after already booking vaccination appointments at Walgreens.
Opinion: Why I’m suing McDonald’s for discrimination along with 76 other Black former franchisees
Business Insider 2/28
Becoming a McDonald’s franchisee in 1992 was a dream come true. Unfortunately, I entered a system that essentially quarantined Black operators into less-stable, less-profitable areas while White franchisees were given safe, lucrative locations where they could print money.
Food Industry Policy
The missing ingredient for restaurants in COVID-19 recovery
California lawmakers should provide immunity to restaurants and businesses to preempt civil liability for COVID-related claims.
The plant-based movement is here to stay
Restaurant Smart Brief 3/1
Last week, experts gathered at SmartBrief’s Food & Beverage SmartSummit, “Digging into the plant-based movement: Where it started and how it’s going,” to discuss the trend and whether it’s here to stay.
On the Side
Big Blue ‘booch’: Brewing company crafts kombucha with Tahoe water
Tahoe Daily Tribune 3/1
Though Lake Tahoe’s shores are dotted with dozens of craft breweries, there’s only one company producing the latest effervescent beverage to find its way to mainstream popularity, kombucha.
First Taste: Lazy Susan’s classic Chinese takeout is already selling out
After months of recon, one takeout rule holds true: When it comes to delivery-friendly foods, pizza and Chinese still reign. Enter Lazy Susan, the Chinese-American restaurant that seemed to pop up in Hayes Valley overnight, with a former Mister Jiu’s sous chef churning out bowls of chewy chow mein noodles and steaming platters of orange chicken that was still crunchy upon arrival at our doorstep.