Department of Labor to Delay Portions of 2020 Tip Rule
FSR Magazine 4/28
The U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday confirmed it’s delaying portions of the 2020 tip final rule until December 31.
‘There really was no playbook’: Restaurant owners describe uphill battle in the pandemic
It’s been a long 14 months for the restaurant industry. They’ve battled closures, changing mandates, and a major drop in consumer confidence. It’s resulted in restaurants losing business, and some having to close.
Food Industry Policy
Uber Rides App to Prompt Food-Delivery Orders
The Wall Street Journal 4/28
Uber Technologies Inc. is adding features to its app that will further entwine the rides and food-delivery businesses as it steers toward a future when a vaccinated public starts traveling, going to work and potentially ordering-in less frequently.
San Joaquin’s businesses stuck in red tier as some wonder if tiers actually matter anymore
Businesses have adapted since last March. They implemented outdoor dining strategies and closed roadways for “streateries.” Wes Rhea, CEO of Visit Stockton, said some restaurants have even produced outdoor capacity that rivals what they can do indoors.
On the Side
County may soon regulate home kitchens
San Benito Magazine 4/28
San Benito County officials are in the process of evaluating whether to opt in on a state law that creates a permitting, approval and inspection process for home kitchens that serve meals to the public. Under the state’s Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operations (MEHKO) law of 2018, counties in California can individually decide if they want to adopt an ordinance or resolution allowing such home businesses.
La Cocina Opens Food Court in Tenderloin
SF Weekly 4/28
The new Municipal Marketplace serves a diversity of dishes while fostering culinary entrepreneurship among women of color.