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The Daily Prep List: 05.06.20


Burger King Workers Push Bid To Revive No-Poach Suit

Law 360 5/5

Burger King workers suing over the fast food chain’s use of no-poach provisions in its franchise agreements pushed Monday to amend their antitrust complaint against the company by likening the franchises to NBA teams that compete for basketball players while also working together to sell broadcast rights.

Food Industry Policy

Treasury makes a restaurant-requested tweak in the PPP’s forgiveness rules

Restaurant Business 5/5

In what the National Restaurant Association described as a win for restaurants, the U.S. Department of the Treasury said it will not lower the forgiven amount of a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan if a laid-off employee declines an offer to resume his or her job.

When Will San Diego Greenlight Seated Dining?

Eater, San Diego 5/5

Today, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved a plan that will help steer local businesses towards reopening once California’s public health restrictions have been lifted.

San Francisco’s Mayor: ‘I Would Love Nothing More Than to Open Restaurants’

Eater, San Francisco 5/5

Since the Bay Area’s shelter-in-place order was extended to May 31, local restaurants and diners have heard the same refrain: Takeout and delivery are fine, but anything beyond that, even for places with outdoor seating, is strictly forbidden.

On the Side

Rotting food. Hungry masses. Chaotic supply chains. Coronavirus upends the U.S. food system

Los Angeles Times 5/5

Near downtown Los Angeles, a meat processing plant ramped up production even as it worked to keep frontline employees separated from one another. 

Sales from new ‘Stay In Cook Out’ cookbook to aid Bay Area restaurants

San Francisco Times 5/5

Paying to peep the recipe for Tartine Bakery’s salted chocolate buckwheat cookies or Fiorella’s meatballs could help save your favorite restaurant.

How COVID-19 has Changed the Off-Premises Game Forever

QSR Magazine 5/5

Having already jumped into the buzzy world of ghost kitchens, Dog Haus decided it still needed to do more to expand its foothold in the ever-important world of mobile ordering and delivery.

Starbucks to reopen 85% of company stores the week of May 4

Nation’s Restaurant News 5/5

The coffee chain is also enabling new app features that allow for easier contactless delivery, pickup, and entryway handoff.

Texas Roadhouse restaurants turn cash-positive again

Restaurant Business 5/5

With units averaging more than $56,400 per week in to-go sales, Texas Roadhouse is once again generating more cash per restaurant than is needed to cover food, labor and other variable costs, executives told investors Monday.

Low-Waste Bars and Restaurants Are Building a New Paradigm

Wine Enthusiast 5/5

Zero waste is a small but critical movement growing within the hospitality industry.

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