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
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.
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
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.
FSR Magazine 7/1
Red Lobster revealed Thursday that Black Box Intelligence leader Kelli Valade will serve as its next CEO.