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The Daily Prep List 05.26.2022


The Fast Food Industry Runs on Wage Theft

The New Republic 5/26

Let us now praise fast food workers.

Employee Retention: The Root to Restaurant Growth in 2022

QSR Magazine 5/25

As the immediate effects of COVID-19 subside and leisure activities return to pre-pandemic levels, consumers are starting to increase spending on luxuries such as dining out. 

Food Industry Policy

McDonald’s shareholders to vote on proxy fight with Carl Icahn over animal welfare practices

CNBC 5/25

McDonald’s shareholders meeting on Thursday morning will mark the climax of a proxy fight waged by activist investor Carl Icahn, who is pushing for two seats on the fast-food giant’s board amid a battle over its animal welfare practices.

Dangerous levels of ‘forever chemicals’ found in restaurant to-go packaging

Nation’s Restaurant News 5/24

Potentially toxic “forever chemicals” known as PFAS — per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances — are pervasive in restaurant to-go packaging, according to tests by Consumer Reports published Thursday.

On the Side

This fine-dining chef wants to give Black American food the spotlight with a new Oakland restaurant

San Francisco Chronicle 5/25

If you’ve had the incredibly delicious patty melt at True Laurel, you owe some gratitude to chef Geoff Davis.

Juice it Up finds new energy during the pandemic

Nation’s Restaurant News 5/25

Juice it Up, a quick-service franchise company based in California, is 27 years old but feels more like an emerging chain these days.

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