3 Reasons Why Minimum Wage Hikes Will Drive Labor Management Modernization
FSR Magazine 3/11
The debate over raising minimum wage has been revived through renewed talks over the Raise the Wage Act that would bring the national minimum wage up as high as $15 an hour. While minimum wage increases have always been a hot-button topic in the restaurant industry, it’s become more divisive than ever with restaurants still working to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
S.F. supervisors unanimously approve grocery worker hazard pay
San Francisco Business Times 3/10
San Francisco became the latest Bay Area jurisdiction Tuesday to implement hazard pay for grocery and retail pharmacy workers with the Board of Supervisors unanimously approving an emergency ordinance adding $5 per hour to their paychecks.
Food Industry Policy
L.A. County to reopen indoor restaurants, gyms, movie theaters as early as Monday
Los Angeles Times 3/11
Restaurants, gyms, museums and movie theaters in Los Angeles County will soon be allowed to reopen for indoor activity, according to a public health announcement made Thursday that marks the first major reopening of businesses in months.
Grow SF Petitions for Permanent Outdoor Dining Post Pandemic
NBC Bay Area 3/10
Let the parklet’s stay forever. That’s the idea behind a new petition that’s gaining steam among San Francisco’s legendary restaurant scene.
On the Side
7 Bay Area restaurant options for Easter 2021
The Mercury News 3/11
Easter lies just ahead, and the Bay Area restaurants are pulling out all the stops to provide celebratory brunches and dinners and holiday to-go options.
Sonic Drive-In Finds the Fast Lane During COVID-19
QSR Magazine 3/10
It doesn’t take a case study or detective work to understand why Sonic Drive-In experienced a different COVID-19 than most restaurants. After all, it’s in the name.