NRAEF Launches ‘Restaurants Advance’ Campaign to Help Industry Workers
FSR Magazine 4/8
The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced the launch of “Restaurants Advance,” a national fundraising campaign to help current and future restaurant workers access the education and training they need to put their job or career back on track.
What Do Frontline Employees Want from Restaurants?
QSR Magazine 4/7
The challenge to hire restaurant workers isn’t fresh to COVID-19. But it’s definitely taken on a different slant of late. In addition to outward concerns, like competing with expanded unemployment, remote opportunities, and personal safety worries, there’s an underlying question of how large the labor pool really is.
Food Industry Policy
‘Best news in a year’: San Francisco businesses react to June 15 reopening
Restaurant owner and Golden Gate Restaurant Association executive director Laurie Thomas says while this is great next step, the devil is in the details and she wants to know what if any restrictions state and local health officials will implement.
Restaurant Leaders Release New National Indoor Dining Safety Standards
FSR Magazine 4/7
As many cities and states ease restrictions on indoor dining, and with the full return of outdoor dining in many parts of the country, a group of restaurant industry leaders and organizations have released the first national safety standards for dining in an attempt to simplify and streamline city, state and federal guidelines and ensure a safe working and dining environment for employees and customers.
On the Side
Which food sales will slump as restaurant dining reopens
Food Dive 4/8
Although consumers have developed a new affinity for cooking thanks to sheltering at home during the COVID-19 pandemic and restaurant closures, many are eager to partake in a culinary experience outside the home. Restaurant dining is not just about the meal: It’s about the atmosphere, social company, and other non-food-related factors.
Inside Los Angeles’s Efforts to Vaccinate Street Vendors and Underserved Communities
Eater Los Angeles 4/7
A COVID-19 vaccination pop-up clinic appeared next door to Grand Central Market this morning, designed to increase access to eligible groups. That includes food workers and street vendors, who can either book an appointment at one of the many pop-up clinics throughout the city, or simply drop-in to the Million Dollar Theater’s next event on April 15.