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The Daily Prep List: 04.10.20

Labor

Newsom should hit the pause button on minimum wage hikes

San Gabriel Union Tribune 4/9

When Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 3 in 2016 to phase in a $15 minimum wage, the deal included “offramps” that could be taken in case the economy hit a rough patch.

California Fast-Food Workers Strike Over Chains’ Insufficient COVID-19 Responses

Eater 4/9

Hundreds of workers at more than 30 fast-food restaurants across Los Angeles and the Bay Area plan to walk off their jobs today demanding that McDonald’s, Burger King, Taco Bell, and other chains do more to keep workers safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

California’s Economy is in Free Fall: Cities Hike Minimum Wage as Economy Falters

California Globe 4/9

The entire notion that you can legislate how much an employer must pay an employee is naive.

Undocumented restaurant workers have no safety net. Here’s how a Boyle Heights charity is stepping up to help

Los Angeles Times 4/9

Though layoffs and reduced hours have become a reality for everyone in food service, no group has felt the economic blow of the shutdown of eating and drinking places under “Safer at Home” more acutely than undocumented workers.

Food Industry Policy

The restaurant industry’s moral dilemma amidst pandemic: Stay open or close down

San Francisco Chronicle 4/9

As the Bay Area continues to shelter-in-place to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, many restaurants, cafes and catering companies, providing services classified as “essential,” remain open to provide food to the public.

Is it responsible to recommend restaurant takeout during the shutdown?

Los Angeles Times 4/9

Does a takeout order help an endangered business through one more day, or is it a useless, self-serving, dangerous gesture?

Restaurants Warn Congress They Need More Funding

QSR Magazine April 2020

Here is the sharp reality of the CARES Act. As currently structured, it’s just not providing desperately needed relief to the restaurant industry.

On the Side

Sacramento’s restaurant scene was flourishing before the coronavirus. Will it ever recover?

The Sacramento Bee 4/9

Local restaurants fueled Sacramento’s cultural growth over the last decade. By the time the coronavirus pandemic subsides, the city’s food scene could be a shell of its former self.

Struggling Filipino Restaurants Will Feed Bay Area Health Care Workers and Others in Need

Eater, San Francisco 4/9

The initiative is aimed at mobilizing Filipinos to help other Filipinos.

How Checkers & Rally’s New CEO Quickly Faced the COVID-19 Crisis

QSR Magazine 4/9

Checkers & Rally’s scored a key executive hire when Frances Allen joined the legacy brand in February. She arrived from Boston Market, where she served as CEO.

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