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The Daily Prep List: 03.18.20

Labor

DoorDash will offer financial assistance to delivery workers diagnosed with COVID-19 or quarantined

Tech Crunch 3/17

Food delivery startup DoorDash, which also runs operations for Caviar, has announced its plans to provide financial assistance to delivery workers who are diagnosed with COVID-19 or quarantined.

I Deliver Your Food. Don’t I Deserve Basic Protections?

The New York Times 3/17

Some days, I have to work 16 hours to make ends meet. That was before the coronavirus.

L.A. could boost sick leave, aid businesses, guarantee rights to laid off workers

Los Angeles Times 3/17

The Los Angeles City Council pushed forward dozens of proposals Tuesday meant to help Angelenos cope with the spread of coronavirus and protect them from its effects, including plans to boost sick leave, enshrine recall rights for workers who are laid off, and provide financial assistance to struggling businesses and tenants.

As Coronavirus Shutters Restaurants Across the Country, a Swell of Support for Workers Rises Up

Food & Wine 3/17

Across the country, restaurants and bars are beginning to close, either by government mandate, as in New York City and Chicago, or voluntarily, as social distancing becomes essential to flatten the curve. 

Food Industry Policy

Here are the current temporary restrictions imposed on bars and restaurants to stem the spread of coronavirus

Nation’s Restaurant News 3/17

As the coronavirus epidemic continues to spread throughout the United States, local and state governments are implementing temporary measures to limit the number of people gathering at restaurants and bars. 

How the Bay Area ‘shelter in place’ order is changing the local coffee industry

San Francisco Chronicle 3/17

Times may seem dire for Bay Area coffee lovers as numerous cafes temporarily close in adherence to Monday’s “shelter in place” order, which directs people to stay home and away from each other as much as possible.

On the Side

President Trump calls meeting with top restaurant chain leaders to discuss COVID-19 response

Nation’s Restaurant News 3/17

President Trump called top U.S. restaurant chain leaders Tuesday to discuss the industry’s response to COVID-19 and thanked them for playing a crucial role in stemming the spread of coronavirus by pivoting to off-premise operations.

A COVID-19 Cure for Restaurants: Reaching Older Diners

FSR Magazine 3/17

When considering COVID-19’s impact on restaurant trends, it’s important to break off pieces that can be approached and tackled individually. Trying to grasp this goliath through a wide lens is a disservice to the diversity and nuanced nature of the restaurant business.

McDonald’s, Wendy’s CEOs outline brands’ pandemic responses

QSR Web 3/17

McDonald’s and Wendy’s have released CEO statements around each brand’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including closing in-store dining at McDonald’s corporate stores, along with increased hygiene and staff support measures at both brands.

McDonald’s names new global chief people officer

Food Business News 3/17

Heidi Capozzi has joined McDonald’s Corp. as executive vice president and global chief people officer, effective April 13. 

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