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The Daily Prep List: 06.19.20

Labor

Supreme Court lets Dreamers keep working, to restaurants’ delight

Restaurant Business 6/18

The decision to halt Trump’s unwinding of the DACA program could keep hundreds of thousands of legal foreign-born candidates in the workforce.

McDonald’s to Hire 260,000 Workers as It Reopens US Dining Rooms

NBC Bay Area 6/18

The announcement follows similar hiring plans from Subway, Yum Brands’ Taco Bell, Panda Express and Dunkin. However, McDonald’s plans are nearly double all four of those chains’ combined summer hiring plans.

How a Raise for Workers Can Be a Win for Everybody

The New York Times 6/18

Higher pay for employees has improved service and productivity in department stores and nursing homes. These findings have direct implications for the current pandemic, an economist says.

Food Industry Policy

San Mateo County Is Open for Indoor Dining

Eater, San Francisco 6/18

San Mateo County has decided to speed up its reopening timeline, the city announced Wednesday, and will allow dine-in restaurants to resume operations immediately.

On the Side

How Bay Area Food Businesses Are Celebrating Juneteenth

Eater, San Francisco 6/18

Special menus, a food box highlighting black-owned restaurants, and a big outdoor party with free food.

Innovative Models Keep Restaurant Revenue and Supply Chain Flowing

Modern Restaurant Management 6/18

While many restaurants pivoted quickly to off-premises dining only, the model is not a fit for every brand. This gave rise to a variety of creative solutions including expansion to curated meal kits and market baskets. Some restaurants even opened their pantry to become pop-up general stores.

MRM Research Roundup: Mid-June 2020 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management 6/18

According to the latest report from Tripadvisor, which outlinines the road to recovery for the travel and dining industry,  restaurants are showing the first signs of recovery, leading the way for hospitality businesses. 

How The Pandemic Has Changed The Way Americans Spend Money

NPR 6/17

The pandemic has changed the way Americans spend money, and wealthy families started spending less. Their cautious spending on in-person services may put the brakes on economic recovery.

Why Restaurants Need to Diversify Away from Delivery Marketplaces

QSR Magazine June 2020

Delivery marketplaces, like Uber Eats and Grubhub, have made life so much easier for people during the pandemic, when dining out has not exactly been an option for communities under quarantine, and cooking has become tedious for many.

Why Chipotle has ‘Home Run’ Potential After COVID-19

QSR Magazine June 2020

It would be “an absolute home run,” Chipotle CEO Brian Niccol said. As markets reopen, can restaurants retain digital business souped-up by COVID-19? How much of that necessity-fueled growth will stick?

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