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The Daily Prep List: 07.06.20


The Future of Healthcare for Restaurant Franchise Owners

QSR Magazine July 2020

COVID-19 has disrupted thousands of businesses on a multitude of levels. Restaurant franchise owners are among those who have been hit particularly hard, and employees of these businesses are worried about being able to afford medical care in a future afflicted by pandemics.

Food Industry Policy

Marin County stops indoor dining amid increase in coronavirus cases

San Francisco Chronicle 7/5

Marin County officials will suspend indoor dining for at least three weeks amid an influx in new coronavirus infections, reversing course one week after giving restaurants the green light to serve customers inside.

What should Bay Area restaurant owners do when employees test positive for coronavirus?

San Francisco Chronicle 7/4

As cases spike and reopening plans stall across California, a few Bay Area restaurants have temporarily closed upon learning workers tested positive for the coronavirus.

For recently reopened bars and restaurants, Newsom’s rollback is a huge blow 

Fox 2, 7/2

For bars and restaurants that recently resumed serving indoors, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s rollback is a huge blow. 

Sacramento restaurants reshuffle with COVID-19 rollback

KCRA 3 7/2

Restaurants in 19 California counties are quickly reshuffling following the governor’s rollback on indoor dining just before the Fourth of July holiday weekend, and bars are closed completely.

On the Side

What can we do to save the restaurant industry? Why is it ours to save?

San Francisco Chronicle 7/5

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been on multiple panels, done several interviews and had countless private conversations where folks have asked me what the everyman can do to save restaurants. 

You can’t do to-go business if no one comes. For Delta’s day-trip towns, pandemic takes toll

The Fresno Bee 7/5

To-go orders won’t cut it for many businesses along the Delta. For the tourist communities of Isleton, Walnut Grove and Locke, business has whimpered since the first set of COVID-19 “stay-at-home” orders and restrictions in March. 

Bay Area’s undocumented restaurant workers may need most help, get the least

San Francisco Chronicle 7/5

As restaurants in the Bay Area shut down their dining rooms in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic strain they faced surfaced many of the fissures in the industry that had previously existed without much comment.

Uber to purchase Postmates for $2.65 billion

San Francisco Chronicle 7/5

Uber has agreed to acquire the food delivery startup Postmates for $2.65 billion, said two people with knowledge of the deal, as the ride-hailing firm aims to grow its presence in on-demand food delivery while its core business struggles.

The San Francisco Restaurant Apocalypse Is Still Coming

The Bold Italic 7/2

Unless we want our city to turn into a dystopian landscape, we need innovative solutions for our small businesses — now.

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