Several states and local jurisdictions in recent years have enacted minimum wages above the federal floor. In some of them, the initial proposal included a tipped minimum wage phaseout that was removed after outcry from tipped workers.
ABC7 Los Angeles 3/3
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday finalized an emergency ordinance to require large grocery and pharmacy retailers to offer employees an additional $5 per hour in hazard pay amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Food Industry Policy
QSR Magazine 3/4
Mobile ordering is nothing new, but when COVID-19 hit, it became one of the safest methods of payment, requiring little to no human contact. In fact, among top quick-service restaurant apps, a recent Mobiquity report found a 36 percent year-over-year increase in the number of people saying it was their first time using a restaurant’s mobile app. If you’re a restaurant operator, mobile ordering for delivery and pickup should be a top priority this year.
Los Angeles Times 3/3
For many restaurants, these food delivery companies provide a service they cannot offer on their own. But the tally of the charges has been a shock to many, including Caitlin. The Cutlers pay an 18% fee per order to Caviar, 20% to Postmates, 18% to Doordash, 20% to Uber Eats, and 3% to Tock; they also pay $119 per month for a one-year contract with ChowNow.
On the Side
Food Dive 3/4
Canopy Growth launched its CBD-infused Quatreau sparkling water brand in the United States, the company said in a statement. The beverage is available in four flavors and would be sold online in states that permit consumption of cannabidiol (CBD).
Food & Wine 3/3
The things that lead chefs to ghost kitchens and pop-ups are often unexpected and unfortunate: unemployment, creative ruts, and, of course, an industry-decimating pandemic.