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The Daily Prep List: 07.19.21


Organizing a Union in the Disorganized World of Small Restaurants

The New York Times 7/19

The stresses of the pandemic and the demands for equity have moved many independent-restaurant workers to start labor-union drives. Will they get results?

California’s jobs recovery is starting to lose steam. Here are the numbers

Los Angeles Times 7/16

For months, California has added jobs at breakneck speed as it pulls out of the pandemic recession. In June, that pace clearly slowed. This month, the spread of a coronavirus variant is adding to concerns about the recovery ahead.

Food Industry Policy

Cities Try to Phase Out Gas Stoves—but Cooks Are Pushing Back

The Wall Street Journal 7/17

Gas-fired stoves are emerging as a burning issue as American cities consider phasing out natural-gas hookups to homes and businesses to reduce carbon emissions.

Bay Area restaurants scramble with new mask guidance

San Francisco Chronicle 7/16

Many restaurants were rushing Friday to respond to a new public health recommendation in seven Bay Area counties that advises vaccinated people to again wear masks indoors.

On the Side

What’s Next for Independents as the Restaurant Revitalization Fund Closes?

FSR Magazine 7/16

Further aid could mean the difference between recovery and a ‘mass extinction’ event for many of the country’s restaurants.

Journey to the Next Normal: The Fate of Menu Pricing

QSR Magazine 7/16

Regardless of the size of a brand or the segment they are part of, the cost of doing business has increased, and this is not a short-term problem.

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