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The Daily Prep List: 03.02.21


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

CalMatters 3/2

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

7×7 2/28

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.

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