Why Denny’s Is Focused On Its Labor Force During The Coronavirus Crisis
A number of fast food brands, McDonald’s MCD +0.1% and Taco Bell among them, have gone on massive hiring sprees in the past month or so, filling tens of thousands of positions across their systems nationwide. This may seem like a big, fat disconnect as the restaurant industry is on track to lose a staggering $240 billion from the crisis by the end of this year.
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L.A. could reimpose stay-at-home order if coronavirus spike continues, mayor warns
Los Angeles Times 7/9
Los Angeles residents could again be ordered to stay home to stem the spread of the coronavirus should infections and hospitalizations continue to climb, Mayor Eric Garcetti warned Wednesday.
LA Restaurants Say Delivery Apps Didn’t Immediately Implement Fee Caps Despite Citywide Ordinance
Eater, Los Angeles 7/9
Restaurants claim certain delivery app companies are unresponsive towards the city mandated fee cap.
LA County Finds That Nearly 100 Percent of Inspected Restaurants Now Follow COVID-19 Safety Guidelines
Eater, Los Angeles 7/9
After previously dismal reports, LA County inspectors found positive results.
Bay Area Organizations Provide Financial Relief to Independent Restaurants that Didn’t Get PPP Loans
Small businesses and restaurants continue to reel from profit losses due to the coronavirus pandemic. Though California small businesses fared better in the second round of Paycheck Protection Program, a federal relief fund, many face an uncertain future.
‘It’s all on hold’: how Covid-19 derailed the fight against plastic waste
The Guardian 7/9
2020 was supposed to be the year America revolted against plastic.
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The Restaurant Industry is at Another Crossroads
QSR Magazine 7/10
The new CEO of the National Restaurant Association on what the industry needs to survive, how it’s banded together, and what’s still to come.
Land Park pizza parlor closes after employee tests positive for the coronavirus
The Sacramento Bee 7/9
Buffalo Pizza & Ice Cream Co. is closed indefinitely after an employee tested positive for COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus.
What Comes Next for Oakland’s Black and Latinx Bar Renaissance?
Eater, San Francisco 7/9
The city was primed to welcome a new wave of POC-owned cocktail bars. But COVID-19 threatens to undo the entire movement.
Big Restaurant Chains Bouncing Back As Others Languish: Report
Demonstrating the power of the drive-thru, a new report shows that large restaurant chains are recovering more quickly from the devastating impacts of the coronavirus lockdowns, with small chains, which tend to rely more on dining-room action, lagging, which could mean trouble for your favorite mom-and-pop diner.