Serving up the latest restaurant industry news.
Restaurants are short-staffed, and that’s taking a big toll on customers and workers alike
Jeff Rothenberg has grown accustomed to long wait times at restaurants, even when tables are visibly open.
LA County restaurant workers weary of once again confronting customers who don’t mask up
Restaurant workers tell FOX 11 they are nervous about confronting customers who don’t follow LA County’s indoor mask mandate should the county bring the rule back.
Food Industry Policy
Restaurateurs push back against requirements for all-electric kitchens
Sacramento Business Journal 7/18
Restaurant operators, and particularly those who rely on gas-powered cooking equipment, are raising concerns about a new building ordinance taking effect next year to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Why Is Los Angeles Likely to Bring Back Mask Mandates?
New York Times 7/18
As a highly infectious coronavirus variant surges nationwide, 56 of the 58 counties in California are grappling with high levels of Covid transmission, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
On the Side
Speaker Anthony Rendon is California’s Assembly foodie
Los Angeles Times 7/15
Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Friday, July 15. I’m columnist Gustavo Arellano, which means I can have opinions.
In ‘The Bear,’ the messy beauty of a restaurant family
San Francisco Chronicle 7/18
When I was 19, at the precipice of adulthood, I worked at McDonald’s as a cashier and a cook while going to community college.