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The Daily Prep List: 06.14.21


These businesses found a way around the worker shortage: A big boost in wages

The Seattle Times 6/12

Across the country, businesses in sectors such as food service and manufacturing that are trying to staff up have been reporting an obstacle to their success — a scarcity of workers interested in applying for low-wage positions. The issue has raised concerns about the strength of the country’s recovery as coronavirus cases abate, with the economy still down more than 7.5 million jobs compared with before the pandemic.

Pandemic leads to a wage reckoning in the restaurant industry

Columbus Alive 6/11

As dining opens back up, local spots such as Pierogi Mountain, White Castle and Yellow Brick Pizza have increased wages for employees, but the idea remains controversial.

Food Industry Policy

Defeated For Now—Is The FAST ACT (AB 257) Gone But Not Forgotten?

Forbes 6/14

On Wednesday, June 3, 2021, after three votes in the California Assembly, State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez’s “Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act” (the “FAST Act”) was defeated….for now.

COVID: San Francisco Restaurants Prepare For Full Reopening; ‘We Will Not Be The Vaccine Police’

CBS San Francisco 6/12

As the countdown continues to the state’s lifting of COVID-19 restrictions on Tuesday, San Francisco restaurant owners are still a little nervous as they preparing for crowded dining rooms. On June 15 all limits on how many diners can be served indoors and outdoors will be lifted for the first time since March 2020. There is great relief, but also some trepidation, as the reopening date nears.

How a Canter’s Deli Scion Built a Restaurant Tech Revolution — and Stoked a Revolt

Dot.LA 6/12

As Canter saw it, his job was “bringing in new technology and proving to my family that change is good,” he says with a laugh. Within a few short years, Canter has undoubtedly succeeded, building a delivery platform, Ordermark, that not only brought the family business into the digital age, but helped thousands of other restaurants as well.

On the Side

San Jose: One killed, two injured when suspected drunken driver crashes into outdoor dining area

The Mercury News 6/13 

One woman was killed and two men were injured when a suspected drunken driver crashed into an outdoor dining area in San Jose on Friday night, police said. The collision was reported shortly after 9 p.m. outside the Agave Sports Bar and Grill at 544 W. Alma Ave., the San Jose Police Department said in a news release Saturday.

Taco Bell to Give Vaccinated Guests in California Free Tacos on June 15

QSR Magazine 6/12

Taco Bell announced today it will offer a free seasoned beef Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos to customers who show their COVID-19 vaccination card at participating California Taco Bell locations on June 15 as part of the Vax for the Win incentive program. As a Southern California-based brand, Taco Bell is saying thank you and cheering on fans doing their part to make California safe as the state fully reopens.

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