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The Daily Prep List 06.23.2022

Labor

Chipotle restaurant in Maine becomes chain’s first to file for union election

CNBC 6/23

A Chipotle Mexican Grill location in Augusta, Maine, filed a petition for a union election on Wednesday, becoming the first of the burrito chain’s restaurants to join the recent organizing push sweeping across the nation.

MRM EXCLUSIVE: Fast Food Has Become a Hi-Tech Job

Modern Restaurant Management 6/23

Consumers visit a fast food or quick serve restaurant (QSR) with a goal in mind: secure a tasty meal incredibly quickly. Who makes the magic happen? Cashiers, cooks, and other QSR crew members. 

Food Industry Policy

Assembly committee OKs to-go cocktails bill

Davis Enterprise 6/23

“SB 846 comes at a critical time for the restaurant community as restaurants are still struggling to rebound from COVID closures — and now face rising food costs, a continued labor shortage, and supply chain delays that are forcing restaurants to limit menu offerings, reduce operating hours, and close altogether,” said Matt Sutton, senior vice president of government affairs & public policy for the California Restaurant Association.

Sacramento approves newest outdoor dining plan. Here’s what it could look like

Sacramento Bee 6/22

Sacramento’s outdoor food scene is here to stay after City Council approved a permanent dining plan Tuesday.

On the Side

As rising costs drive restaurant prices into the stratosphere, will midscale restaurants disappear?

Monterey County Weekly 6/23

Taqueria Zarape couldn’t keep up. Costs were spiraling upward so quickly that staff members finally scribbled new menu prices on pieces of paper, taping them over the old. At more formal restaurants, new menus were printed and then printed again. And as 10s turn to 20s then to 30s, a troubling question is nagging the food service industry.

Valley restaurants awarded $3,000 loans amid post-pandemic struggles

ABC30 KFSN 6/23

Over 350 restaurants were awarded funds from the California Restaurant Foundation.

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