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The Daily Prep List: 06.10.20


Pandemic unemployment benefit is set to expire. Will a back-to-work bonus replace it?

The Sacramento Bee 6/9

In a few weeks, that extra $600 a week that California’s unemployed workers now get will be gone — and it’s unlikely Washington will revive it. To encourage people to return to work, Republican lawmakers and the White House are considering a plan to pay newly employed workers a bonus of $450 to $600 weekly for a few weeks.

Food Industry Policy

LA County wants to give $3,000 each to small businesses coming back from coronavirus

Los Angeles Daily News 6/9

As restaurants welcome diners back and other retail businesses open their doors to customers under Los Angeles County’s revised public health guidelines, the Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a variety of plans intended to support those businesses.

Op-Ed: How to determine if a business is COVID-19 safe? Create a restaurant-style grading system

Los Angeles Times 6/9

Uncertainty and fear of a virulent pathogen are powerful deterrents to social and economic engagement, in addition to the record levels of post-Great Recession unemployment. 

Where Restaurants Are Reopening Across the Bay Area

Eater, San Francisco 6/9

As everyone is vaguely aware, California is reopening in stages, slowly allowing restaurants and bars to open for sit-down dining. 

San Francisco Will Be Open for Outdoor Dining This Weekend

Eater, San Francisco 6/9

In a move that surprised the city’s restaurant industry, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Tuesday that the city’s restaurants will be allowed to open for outdoor dining on Friday, June 12, not Monday, June 15, as previously announced.

On the Side

As Diners Flock to Delivery Apps, Restaurants Fear for Their Future

The New York Times 6/9

Before the coronavirus lockdowns, Matt Majesky didn’t take much notice of the fees that Grubhub and Uber Eats charged him every time they processed an order for his restaurant, Pierogi Mountain.

McDonald’s names new executive marketing team with departure of global chief

Nation’s Restaurant News 6/9

McDonald’s Corp. announced leadership changes and promotions among its global and U.S. marketing teams with the departure of Colin Mitchell, senior vice president of global marketing. 

‘Restaurants are closing down where we’ve just sucked people out of the economy’

Nation’s Restaurant News 6/9

Jack Li, founder of market research firm, said restaurants reliant on heavy office foot traffic could have longer recovery if telecommuting sticks.

Santa Barbara restaurant drops name many considered racist

Los Angeles Times 6/9

As America reckons with racism, the lone remaining restaurant of a chain that once stretched across the country is giving up its controversial name. The Santa Barbara restaurant is Sambo’s, and “sambo” has been used as a racial slur for centuries.

How Customers Want Restaurants to Respond to the Racial Crisis

FSR Magazine June 2020

Release a statement or not? Let actions speaker louder than words? Take to social? Website? Email? Personal or company-wide?

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