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The Daily Prep List: 07.28.21

Labor

KFC Unveils Personal Finance Program for Employees

QSR Magazine 7/28

The hiring shortage unleashed a variety of new initiatives by restaurant companies and their respective foundations in an effort to drive employees to their stores. The KFC Foundation on Tuesday unveiled its latest plan, a new personal finance program called “MyChange with SaverLife.” 

$15 an hour wage becoming a norm as employers struggle to fill service-industry jobs

KRON 4, 7/27

The signs and banners are dotted along suburban commercial strips and hanging in shop windows and restaurants, evidence of a new desperation among America’s service-industry employers: “Now Hiring, $15 an hour.”

Food Industry Policy

New S.F. survey finds 63% of restaurants back indoor vaccine mandate for diners and staff

San Francisco Chronicle 7/27

The momentum around Bay Area restaurants and bars requiring proof of vaccination for entry is growing. A survey of San Francisco restaurants this week indicates a groundswell of support for requiring vaccination to dine or work inside a restaurant.

San Diego would make outdoor dining permanent for restaurants willing to pay fees

The San Diego Union Tribune 7/26

Restaurants across San Diego soon may be allowed to make their COVID-19 outdoor dining areas permanent in exchange for paying the city a fee to help make streets and sidewalks more inviting places to hang out.

On the Side

Why Big Changes Might Soon Be Coming To McDonald’s Customer Service

Mashed 7/27

The global pandemic put the fast forward on the fast-food industry’s evolution, calling on corporate chiefs to get creative with customer service innovations. McDonald’s is stepping up to the challenge by creating an entirely new division focused solely on customer experience, per the chain.

Restaurants aim for their own sort of Olympic gold

Restaurant Business 7/27

With consumers fixated on America’s quest for Olympic gold, restaurants are digging deep to win more green.

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