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The Daily Prep List: 07.07.20


The Employment Landscape is Messy: How Restaurants Can Ensure Compliance with Limited Resources

Modern Restaurant Management 7/6

Let’s start with an uncontroversial premise: California’s complex, ever-changing gauntlet of employment laws is difficult for any company to navigate. Yet you may still be wondering why, aside from the headache, does it matter for my restaurant?  

Augie’s Coffee Closes All Locations in Inland Empire as Employees Call to Unionize

Eater, Los Angeles 7/6

One of the Inland Empire’s best coffee companies, Augie’s, is facing an uncertain future after allegations of union-busting and a full closure of all of its retail locations. 

Food Industry Policy

Opinion: Why is Newsom blaming restaurants?

Palo Alto Daily Post 7/6

The head of the state restaurant association has a simple question for Gov. Gavin Newsom — where’s the data?

Feds extend deadline for Paycheck Protection Program, used by many Bay Area businesses

San Francisco Chronicle 7/6

Small businesses have another chance to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program after President Trump signed a deadline extension into law on Saturday.

Pismo’s employee tests positive, but Fresno restaurateur stands ground on indoor dining

The Fresno Bee 7/6

One employee has tested positive for COVID-19 at Pismo’s Coastal Grill as the owner of the high-profile Fresno restaurant is standing his ground and keeping his dining room open.

Napa County may be next in line to close restaurants, bars

San Francisco Chronicle 7/6

With the coronavirus case count climbing, officials in Napa expect the county will be forced to take a step back in reopening, shutting down indoor dining, wineries, tasting rooms and other activities.

San Diego County enters governor’s COVID-19 penalty box for three weeks

The San Diego Union Tribune 7/6

With per-capita infection rates above state thresholds for seven straight days, public health officials confirmed Monday that a fresh set of sure-to-be-unpopular restrictions will start Tuesday.

On the Side

Black workers report patterns of racial discrimination in Bay Area restaurant industry

San Francisco Chronicle 7/7

The Chronicle interviewed seven Black chefs and servers in the Bay Area hospitality industry, who described consistently experiencing discrimination, sometimes over decades of service.

In buying Postmates, Uber is doubling its bets on food delivery

San Francisco Chronicle 7/6

By buying Postmates, Uber is doubling its bets on food delivery since ride hailing has plunged during the pandemic amid shelter-in-place orders.

New Jack in the Box CEO on the Path Forward

QSR Magazine July 2020

With the pandemic still going strong, the Jack in the Box Board of Directors chose a leader who it believes is more than capable of leading the brand through the COVID crisis.

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