FAST Act (AB-257) Narrowly Defeated
JD Supra 7/1
On June 3, 2021, AB-257, the Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act (the “FAST Act”) was defeated in the California Assembly, coming up three votes short of the 41 votes needed.
A restaurant owner says raising wages to $15 would solve her labor shortage — but she’d have to hike menu prices. Instead, she’s turning to automated drive-thrus.
Business Insider 7/5
A fast-food franchisee says she’s turning to automated drive-thrus to solve her labor shortage, rather than offering a $15 hourly wage to attract new staff.
Food Industry Policy
Commercial Kitchens Not Ready To Forsake Gas, But Can Profitably Cut Carbon
Full electrification remains out of reach for most in the food-service industry, an industry expert said last week, but tons of carbon emissions could be prevented immediately by adopting high-efficiency gas equipment.
Editorial: Thoughtful discussion on the future of parklets
Paso Robles Daily News 7/2
All across the state and the country, diners and sippers have enjoyed the chance to gather outdoors.
On the Side
How Being a ‘People Business’ Helped Wendy’s Navigate COVID
QSR Magazine 7/2
As the restaurant industry rides up the recovery wave, a delta remains between pent-up demand and the ability for brands to cash in.
Red Lobster Hires Kelli Valade as CEO
FSR Magazine 7/1
Red Lobster revealed Thursday that Black Box Intelligence leader Kelli Valade will serve as its next CEO.