For the past year, street food vendors have struggled to find a balance between safety and survival, working a job where they have no choice but to interact with people.
Restaurant Business Online 4/15
The lawsuit by One Fair Wage against Darden Restaurants contends the credit is a violation of federal anti-discrimination rules.
Food Industry Policy
The Mercury News 4/15
It shouldn’t take a lawsuit for Bay Area restaurants to receive a break from liquor license and health permit fees assessed by the state and counties during COVID-19 health orders.
Columbus Dispatch 4/15
Delivery-only restaurants rose in prominence during the coronavirus pandemic as patrons became increasingly wary of in-person dining and ate more meals at home.
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A Chinatown vendor was attacked at the Ferry Building, shocking Asian food workers at the S.F. landmark
San Francisco Chronicle 4/16
Derek Tam was stretching malt syrup into feathery, traditional Chinese candy when a man grabbed his cell phone. It was a busy Saturday in March, Tam’s final day at the Ferry Building’s Chinatown pop-up series inside the main hall, with crowds milling outside for the farmers’ market. After asking the man to return the cell phone, Tam tried to grab it back. The man punched Tam in the face and told him to go back to his country, according to Tam.
With the restrictions and shutdowns brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many already struggling small businesses found it hard to make ends meet. But these small businesses were able to adapt and survive thanks to a little help from their loyal patrons.