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The Daily Prep List 07.19.2022

Serving up the latest restaurant industry news.


A Korean BBQ restaurant now has a union. Supermarkets may be next

Los Angeles Times 7/19

At the Korean barbecue restaurant Genwa, a plate of beef short ribs, or galbi, costs around $75.

Supermarkets, Restaurants Hire Security, Limit Hours to Combat Crime

Wall Street Journal 7/17

Restaurants and grocery stores said they are revamping operations in response to crime, with some operators limiting hours, spending more on security and closing stores entirely.

Food Industry Policy

Some La Jolla restaurants struggle to transition to ‘Spaces as Places’ as they wait for Coastal Commission

La Jolla Light 7/19

Nearly a week after the July 13 expiration of temporary outdoor business operations permits in San Diego, some La Jolla establishments are scrambling to adjust to the city’s new outdoor dining initiative while others appear to be waiting for further direction.

Nearly 19,000 new COVID cases as LA County counts down to mask mandate

Los Angeles Daily News / City News Service 7/18
Nearly 19,000 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed Monday in Los Angeles County, dating back to Saturday, along with 29 new virus-related fatalities.

On the Side

Arby’s franchisee opens double drive-thru unit

Restaurant Dive 7/18

Dive Brief:

  • Kang Foods LLC, an Arby’s franchise group in Northern California, opened a double drive-thru Arby’s unit in Oroville, California on July 15, according to a press release emailed to Restaurant Dive. Kang Foods operates six Arby’s restaurants. 

Restaurant and private members lounge to be built controversially in San Francisco’s ‘public’ Salesforce Park


San Francisco is getting its first NFT-based restaurant and private club. And it’s being built right in the middle of a public park.

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