Foodservice labor crunch: opportunity for value-added produce?
Blue Book Services 6/24
We come across surveys and studies from restaurant operators about the labor crunch regularly. In the latest from Popmenu, restaurant operators say they’re seeing traffic counts and demand comparable to pre-pandemic levels, but staffing remains an issue.
Regulators make the joint-employer rule a top priority
Restaurant Business 6/22
Defining when a restaurant chain or other franchisor is accountable for the labor practices of franchisees has been identified by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) as its top regulatory priority, signaling a likely return of a regulatory battle that engulfed the franchise business for years.
Food Industry Policy
What’s the best way to reduce plastics? Not all California environmentalists agree
The Sacramento Bee 6/23
Most California environmentalists want limits on the manufacture plastics. But negotiations on a bill in the legislature has unveiled a divide between groups willing to compromise and those who aren’t.
To-go cocktails a step closer in California
San Francisco Examiner / Bay City News Service 6/23
California may soon allow to-go cocktails with fewer restrictions, after a state Assembly committee approved the legislation Wednesday.
On the Side
McDonald’s simplifies franchising policies to attract more diverse candidates
McDonald’s is making changes to how it awards franchises in the hopes of attracting more diverse candidates, the latest shakeup in how the burger chain’s management oversees its franchisees.
Top BAKERIES of the Bay Area
San Francisco Chronicle 6/22
IT REALLY SEEMS like Bay Area people are dessert people at their core. It’s so easy to simply walk into a neighborhood bakery and find top-class pastries being sold as casually as sticks of gum.