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The Daily Prep List: 05.26.21


PF Chang’s Hit With Tipped Workers’ Minimum Wage Suit

Law360 5/25

P.F. Chang’s failed to pay servers and bartenders the proper minimum wage by not following tip-credit requirements, including by making them do too much nontipped work, workers said in a proposed collective action in Arizona federal court.

Assemblyman Kiley Challenges Gov. Newsom’s Grandiose Jobs Report

California Globe 5/25

Is California’ roaring back’ or just allowing businesses shuttered for 15 months to slowly reopen?

Food Industry Policy

How ‘digital food halls’ are transforming the South Bay restaurant scene

KRON4 5/25

As the pandemic has forced restaurants to reinvent themselves after a year of being shut down, many have turned to digital platforms to offer take-out and delivery.  Over the last year, delivery apps have been popular in helping restaurants stay afloat as COVID restrictions limited foot traffic. Now, so-called “digital food halls” may soon take over. 

Mayor Breed says she’s battling S.F. supervisors to make outdoor dining parklets permanent

San Francisco Chronicle 5/25

San Francisco Mayor London Breed warned Tuesday that she would go to the voters to make the city’s shared spaces program permanent if the Board of Supervisors fails to act quickly to pass her legislation that would allow more than 2,000 mostly small businesses to indefinitely use sidewalk and parking spaces to bolster their businesses.

On the Side

Oakland’s Eat Real Fest, Citing Pandemic-Related Profit Loss, Is Cancelled

Eater SF 5/25

Oakland’s Eat Real Fest has canceled its annual food festival that takes place in Jack London Square. The festival usually takes place during Bay Area summer (aka September), with stages of culinary demonstrations, food trucks and stands, and beer and cocktails. They let fans know of the cancellation via email, with plans for a 2022 festival.

Sustainable meat darling Belcampo admits to mislabeling meat at a Southern California location

San Francisco Chronicle 5/25

Belcampo Meat Co., the Bay Area-born sustainable meat hit that champions “meat you can trust — transparency from start to finish,” acknowledged Tuesday that outside meat products were improperly sold at its Santa Monica location. The company known for selling beef, poultry and other meat from its own farm added that it was an “isolated incident” that didn’t impact Belcampo’s San Mateo and Oakland locations.

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