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The Daily Prep List: 05.21.21


McDonald’s Workers on Strike Today For Higher Wages Across 15 Cities

Essence 5/19

McDonald’s workers in 15 US cities plan to strike for higher wages on May 19, the day before the company’s annual shareholders meeting. They want the fast food giant to pay all its employees at least $15 per hour.  


Restaurant Business Online 5/19

A pizza-topping bot from xRobotics has reduced labor costs and allowed the restaurant to ditch third-party delivery.

Food Industry Policy

California delays debate on lifting virus rules for workers

KCRA 5/20 

Requiring employers to provide masks would bring “significant cost to an industry that is struggling,” said Katie Hansen, senior legislative director for the California Restaurant Association. Another requirement that workplaces reinstall partitions between workers every time there is a coronavirus case also is impractical, she said.

Restaurants Are Fed Up With GrubHub And DoorDash, And Now Legislators Are On Their Side

Colorado Public Radio 5/19

Restaurant owners have complained for years that food delivery apps like GrubHub and DoorDash are co-opting their business. The apps have posted restaurants’ menus and allowed people to order food for delivery by the apps’ drivers — without the restaurants’ permission. The state legislature could make that illegal.

What is the California Legislative fee on DoorDash receipts?

California News Times 5/19

It says it’s a legislative fee, but it’s not a state tax or fee. So what is it?

On the Side

15 Fresno County restaurants receive grant and year-long support

ABC30 Fresno 5/19

Valparaiso Coffee Roasters in downtown Fresno is one of 318 restaurants selected by the California Restaurant Foundation for a grant of up to $3,500. Financial support Vargas says it makes all the difference.

Restaurant Week Announces Participants

Sacramento Magazine 5/19

Hawks Public House, Kru, Faria Bakery and the Selland’s, Paragary’s and Fat’s restaurant groups are among more than 30 local restaurants set to participate in Sacramento Restaurant Week early next month. The promotion, spearheaded by the California Restaurant Association and the city of Sacramento, will allow people to buy discounted gift cards to participating restaurants.

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