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The Daily Prep List: 03.25.20


Restaurant workers on how their lives have been changed by the coronavirus

Vox 3/24

As the coronavirus spreads to more and more cities in the US, restaurants across the country are scaling back their services — or shutting their doors altogether.

Coronavirus forces some L.A. workers to choose between their health or a paycheck

Los Angeles Times 3/24

Teresa Trejo has spent the last two decades shuttling between jobs at the L.A. Convention Center and Dodger Stadium. Her work as a barista and a bartender serves as the main source of income for her family.

Food Industry Policy

Coronavirus: SF businesses decline cash, fearing it could spread the virus

San Francisco Chronicle 3/24

When customers step in for a cup of coffee at Ritual Coffee Roasters on Valencia Street, a sign informs them that cash is no longer welcome.

Until the Government Orders a Rent Freeze, Here’s How Restaurant Owners Should Talk to Landlords About COVID-19

Eater 3/24

With restaurants facing mandated dining room closures and decreased sales in the wake of COVID-19, many operators are struggling to make this month’s rent.

On the Side

Restaurant Closings Inflict Collateral Damage on Other Businesses

The New York Times 3/24

Fishermen, florists, bakers and farmers are just a few of the many Americans struggling to find new revenue sources as dining rooms shutter.

L.A. restaurants offer free food to those in need during the coronavirus crisis

Los Angeles Times 3/24

A list of L.A. restaurants offering meals to people in the hospitality industry who have been laid off or had their hours cut due to the shutdown of nonessential businesses, as well as those offering meals to medical workers and first responders.

Coronavirus Has Made Tackling Food Insecurity in the Bay Area Far More Difficult

Eater, San Francisco 3/24

Food banks, schools, and restaurateurs find themselves fighting hunger on the frontlines.

CraftWorks Holdings, parent of Logan’s Roadhouse, names Marc Buehler as new CEO and closes 338 restaurants due to COVID-19 crisis

Nation’s Restaurant News 3/24

Craftworks Holdings, operator of Logan’s Roadhouse and Gordon Biersch Brewery, has named Marc Buehler as the company’s new CEO.

I ordered to-go cocktails from a San Francisco restaurant. Here’s how it went.

SF Gate 3/24

Does a margarita sold in a sealed plastic storage container taste as sweet?

National Restaurant Association cancels 2020 show

Nation’s Restaurant News 3/24

Organizers of the annual National Restaurant Association Show have canceled the 2020 convention in Chicago over coronavirus pandemic uncertainty, they said Tuesday.

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