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The Daily Prep List: 07.24.20

A few words from Guy Fieri and why he supports CRA

There are still many mountains to climb… Thank you, all, for being in the fight with us!
– The CRA Team


Workers fear returning to work. Many are resisting the call

Los Angeles Times 7/23

Amid soaring infections and hospitalizations, Gov. Gavin Newsom this month again shut down a large swath of businesses across the state, including dine-in restaurants, bars, movie theaters, card rooms, gyms, hair salons and some offices. Nonetheless, thousands of employees who have been furloughed or able to work from home since March are being called back to physical workplaces.

The coronavirus is changing tipping as you know it

CBS News 7/23

The coronavirus has forced many restaurants to overhaul how they do business, and America’s best-known restaurateur is no exception.

Food Industry Policy

Brewers frustrated by rule changes begin partnering with restaurants

SF Gate 7/23

While most bars in the Bay Area remain closed while awaiting a loosening of shelter-in-place orders, some are rolling with the punches, working on creative ways to open up to customers again.

California’s coronavirus strategy failed. Should Gov. Newsom impose another shutdown?

The Sacramento Bee 7/23

Another day, another opportunity for Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration to demonstrate stunning incompetence in its handling of California’s coronavirus crisis.

On the Side

Food pop-ups see new life as S.F. businesses adjust to shelter-in-place

San Francisco Chronicle 7/24

Three new pop-ups launched this week that demonstrate the ways San Francisco restaurants are collaborating during the pandemic.

One month in, outdoor dining is an important yet messy lifeline for S.F. restaurants

San Francisco Chronicle 7/23

Alexis Solomou wanted his tables looking sharp as he prepared to open his Italian restaurant, Seven Hills, for outdoor dining in June. He placed little plants on each menu to weigh them down, thinking he’d save time during service.

How a colorful Puerto Rican restaurant in the North Bay turned into home for one Black couple

San Francisco Chronicle 7/23

Framed outside the front door of Puerto Rican restaurant Sol Food in San Rafael, is a complaint. Not a Yelp review, but a real-live letter, handwritten in cursive, from 2006: “Dear Mrs. Hernandez, The lime green color you selected for your new restaurant is garish and ugly. 

The Food Americans Are Craving Most During The Pandemic? Chicken Sandwiches, According To DoorDash

Forbes 7/23

It’ll be awhile until we know the true destruction of the pandemic. What we know now is that the restaurant industry has been hit hard. 

McDonald’s is making big changes to its restaurants. Here’s why

Mashed 7/23

We never thought we’d see the day when we might describe McDonald’s as being environmentally friendly, yet here we are. 

So Your Restaurant Employee Has COVID-19

QSR Magazine July 2020

In nearly every scenario, how a restaurant responds to a positive COVID-19 test is up to restaurant. The vast majority of markets do not legally require operators to disclose if an employee gets sick.

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