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The Daily Prep List: 04.14.21


Guy Fieri’s Restaurant Employee Relief Fund Has Raised Almost $25 Million for Struggling Workers

Food & Wine 4/13

The chef and TV star partnered with the National Restaurant Association to start the initiative last year.


Restaurant Business Online 4/13

The chicken sandwich chain is using semi-autonomous Kiwibot fleets to cart orders at a few restaurants in Southern California.

Food Industry Policy

How one restaurant’s experiment may help diners breathe safely

The Washington Post 4/14 

A restaurant in California’s Big Sur tries a comprehensive approach to clean its air.

Customers will have to ask Pasadena restaurants for plastic cutlery in to-go orders

Pasadena Star-News 4/13

That’s a result of a City Council decision on Monday, April 12. It will take a few weeks for city staff to draft an ordinance, then another few weeks before it passes the City Council for final approval. Restaurants will then have 30 days to comply.

On the Side

Boba shortage: Bay Area and the rest of the U.S. may soon have no bubbles for tea

San Francisco Chronicle 4/13

Shipping containers from Asia are piling up at West Coast ports, delaying the arrival of much of the country’s supply of chewy tapioca balls. Boba wholesalers say their orders of boba just aren’t arriving, and they have no idea when they’ll get them. That means boba tea shops all over the Bay Area — and the rest of the country — are running out of their namesake boba.

Taco Bell opens its first digital-only U.S. store in New York City

Chain Store Age 4/13

You can get anything you want at the newest Taco Bell restaurant – except for traditional ordering.

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