Sacramento Business Journal 6/14
Even though Sacramento restaurants have been allowed to open their dining rooms for weeks now, many still remain closed. And there’s evidence that the ones that are open aren’t operating at nearly the same level as before the Covid-19 pandemic.
Food Industry Policy
SF Gate 6/13
An unexpected drizzle didn’t deter waiting customers at popular brunch spot Zazie on Friday, the first day of outdoor dining in San Francisco.
The Sacramento Bee 6/13
Pent-up partiers didn’t flood Sacramento streets on Friday, the first night bars without food service could reopen as health officials eased more restrictions on businesses in Sacramento County.
Eater, Los Angeles 6/12
Los Angeles County stands alone today, the solitary holdout against reopening bars, wineries, and breweries that do not also serve food.
The US law requiring calorie counts on menus is expected to save tens of thousands of lives and over $10 billion in healthcare costs, research shows
Business Insider 6/11
A new study has found that by 2023, the law may have prevented nearly 15,000 new cases of heart disease and about 21,500 diagnoses of Type 2 diabetes.
On the Side
Los Angeles Times 6/13
In the last few days — after a months-long shutdown, an abrupt and immediate allowance to reopen their dining rooms and the most significant protests on the streets of Los Angeles in decades — restaurants are beginning to welcome diners inside again, albeit with servers hidden behind face shields and bottles of hand sanitizer where the ketchup used to be.
Vertical agriculture company Plenty Inc. has an unusual selling point: Its crops of arugula, kale and microgreens are grown in an indoor farm run by robots.
Chicago Tribune 6/12
It didn’t take long for Pete Ternes to learn that a good restaurant does not automatically make for a good takeout operation.
San Francisco Business Times 6/12
The company was founded on the premise that food is a medicine.
Restaurant Technology News 6/11
The past few months have seen the restaurant industry entirely upended and transformed. Technology that had been gathering steam for years, like customer ordering kiosks and shared tablets for waitstaff, is suddenly no longer viable.