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The Daily Prep List: 06.09.20


Coronavirus spurs higher salaries at San Francisco restaurant Sons & Daughters

San Francisco Chronicle 6/9

Sons & Daughters just started taking reservations for next month — and between a new menu, significant redesign and business restructuring, it might feel like an entirely new restaurant.

Novato mayor, citing pandemic, revives wage hike opposition

Marin Independent Journal 6/8

Novato might consider holding off on the city’s accelerated minimum wage hike because of the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Dunkin’ partners with Southern New Hampshire University to entice 25,000 new workers with low-cost degrees

Nation’s Restaurant News 6/8

With rehiring a challenge as restaurants reopen for dine-in service, Dunkin’ announced plans Monday to lure new hires through a college degree perk.

Food Industry Policy

Bars in California Will Reopen This Week

Eater, San Francisco 6/8

Bars across California can reopen for drinkers on Friday, state officials said, in counties that hit the milestones for COVID-19 testing and infection rates that permit the next phase of reopening.

California Restaurants Rally to Support Law Allowing Early Lease Termination

Eater, San Francisco 6/8

A controversial proposal to allow California businesses to terminate their leases faces a critical hearing tomorrow, prompting restaurateurs across the state to rally for it to succeed.

Report: Nearly 70 Percent of Restaurants Can Reopen Dine-In Services

QSR Magazine 6/8

Nearly three months have passed since most U.S. restaurant dine-in operations were ordered to close to prevent the spread of the COVID-19, and this week more than 68 percent of all restaurant units are in states, counties, or municipalities where they are permitted to reopen their on-premise service.

On the Side

Chili’s Grill & Bar chief concept officer named president of Maggiano’s

Nation’s Restaurant News 6/8

Brinker International announced Monday a leadership change among its two brands with the appointment of Steve Provost as president of Maggiano’s.

Restaurants Rise: How marketing is changing in a post-COVID-19 world

Nation’s Restaurant News 6/8

Chris Hollander, CMO of Panera Bread, and Gje Greene-Wallace, director of marketing for Fish City Grill, discussed how marketing messages have evolved in the age of coronavirus.

New solutions helping restaurants reopen safely

Restaurant Business 6/8

As states across the country begin to relax stay-at-home orders, there are considerable variations and no one best approach to reopening restaurants.

The pandemic almost ended this SF restaurant. The protests might save it.

SF Gate 6/8

Selamawet “Nani” Tsegaye and Elias Shawel didn’t know if Tadu Kitchen in the Tenderloin and House of Tadu in Mission Bay would survive the coronavirus pandemic. 

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