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The Daily Prep List: 05.14.20

Labor

San Diegans Making More On Unemployment Weigh Return To Work

KPBS 5/13

The federal CARES Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020, provided jobless benefits of $600 per week to some workers who lost their jobs due to COVID-19. Some workers receiving both state and federal benefits are making more income than when they were working.

Food Industry Policy

Sacramento County aims to approve dine-in modifications this month

KCRA 3, 5/13

Sacramento County is among more than two dozen counties currently seeking approval from the state to allow dine-in modifications.

New Rules For Restaurants

KPBS 5/13

California wants restaurants to screen guests for symptoms, have servers wear masks and keep diners at least 6 feet apart under guidance released Tuesday to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

More California counties get OK to start reopening economies

San Francisco Chronicle 5/13

Seventeen counties have received the go-ahead from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration to reopen their local economies more quickly than the state as a whole.

Bay Area Chefs Say They Won’t Open Their Dining Rooms Anytime Soon

Eater, San Francisco 5/13

For many local chefs and restaurateurs, the new guidelines for reopening restaurants weren’t much of surprise.

On the Side

What is a COVID-19 surcharge? Why some restaurants are adding an extra fee to your bill

Today 5/13

Some eateries are charging new fees to help make up for the rising cost of food and operating costs.

Sweetgreen appoints Chris Carr chief operations officer

Nation’s Restaurant News 5/13

Sweetgreen has named Chris Carr the fast-casual salad brand’s chief operations officer, the company announced Wednesday. Carr most recently served as executive vice president and chief procurement officer at Starbucks, where he worked for over 12 years.

Creepy or smart? Virginia restaurant uses dining mannequins to fill empty seats

The State 5/13

If you choose to dine in at one restaurant in Virginia, you might find yourself seated near guests who are unusually still.

From Restaurants Floors to Your Front Door, Food Robots are on the Rise

The Spoon 5/13

The COVID-19 pandemic will accelerate the automaion of the meal journey.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan give $800,000 to local restaurants

San Francisco Chronicle 5/13

For a handful of Bay Area restaurants, it pays to have friends in high places, especially when those friends are a billionaire power couple in the tech industry.

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