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The Daily Prep List: 06.03.20


Pizza Hut Delivery Drivers’ $2.3 Million Wage Deal Approved

Bloomberg 6/2

A New York federal judge signed off on a $2.35 million settlement between four former Pizza Hut franchisees and more than 750 delivery drivers who sued for minimum wage violations.

Food Industry Policy

Santa Clara County, the Site of the Country’s First Coronavirus Death, Reopens Sit-Down Dining

Eater, San Francisco 6/2

Santa Clara County, the Bay Area county that officials say was the site of the country’s first known death due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19), will begin to allow outdoor, sit-down dining Friday.

In-N-Out sues its business interruption insurance provider

Restaurant Business 6/2

In-N-Out Burger added its substantial voice to the chorus of restaurant owners who say insurance companies are improperly denying their business interruption insurance claims.

Food Delivery Apps Are Still Processing Orders After Curfews

BuzzFeed News 6/2

Food delivery apps will still process orders placed after curfews begin in dozens of cities around the US.

With LA Now Dining ‘Alfresco,’ What Happens to Criminalized Street Food Vendors?

Eater, Los Angeles 6/2

Last Friday, Los Angeles city mayor Eric Garcetti announced LA Alfresco, a new outdoor dining initiative meant to help restaurants increase their available footprint for diners while keeping the public out in the open air. 

Curfews Leave Restaurant Workers Confused and at Risk

Food & Wine 6/2

Essential workers, including those who cook and deliver food, are technically exempt from the curfews, but they have been affected nonetheless.

On the Side

San Francisco Restaurants Donate Proceeds to Civil Justice and Police Reform Efforts

Eater, San Francisco 6/2

Bay Area restaurateurs are doing their part, approaching the issue from several fronts, with some closing down to honor protest events; and others promising donations from specific sales, overall proceeds, and even their own salaries.

Restaurant chain CEOs, brands respond to political unrest

Nation’s Restaurant News 6/2

As political protests continue nationwide following the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, executives from large restaurant chains have reached out to their employees to outline their and their companies’ responses.

McDonald’s franchisees want to make their smaller menu permanent

Restaurant Business 6/2

As operators of fast-food brands enjoy more efficient service than ever, many want to see changes last long after the shutdown, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

After vandalism hit their restaurant, a family hardly has time to ask, ‘What’s next?’

Los Angeles Times 6/2

The activity inside the Santa Monica location of Sunnin felt urgent on late Monday morning. Community volunteers, in their protective masks, had spread out through the restaurant’s dining room: They picked up shards of broken planters and swept spilled soil, righted turned-over furniture and stacked it against the wall, scrubbed sky-blue paint from toppled cans off the concrete floor. 

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