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The Daily Prep List: 07.29.20


Op-Ed: Coronavirus is unleashing righteous worker anger and a new wave of unionism

Los Angeles Times 7/28 

In recent decades, we have rarely seen so much worker anger and so many strikes as we’ve seen since COVID-19 hit America. Fears of the virus have greatly emboldened American workers.

Republicans want to cut unemployment aid. Here’s how it would work

San Francisco Chronicle 7/28

Senate Republicans have finally explained how their 70% solution to federal unemployment benefits would work.

Food Industry Policy

State alcohol control issues Covid-related citations in Solano

Daily Republic 7/28

Koreana Korean BBQ in Fairfield, four Vacaville restaurants, two Benicia establishments and a Vallejo bar have been cited this month by the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for suspected violations of Covid-19 restrictions.

On the Side

There’s Now a Dining Room in the Parking Garage at This L.A. Shopping Mall

Food & Wine 7/28 

According to its robust Store Directory, there are almost 200 retailers in the Glendale Galleria shopping mall in Glendale, California, including three dozen fast-casual restaurants, sit-down eateries, and snack vendors. 

After 171 years, San Francisco’s oldest restaurant will go dark until indoor dining resumes

The Mercury News 7/28

You’ve got until Friday to order the Tadich Grill’s famous cioppino for takeout. With PPP loan monies gone and no additional government aid forthcoming, the owners of San Francisco’s oldest restaurant have announced that they will shutter the California Street institution until indoor dining resumes.

How to Open a Top-Tier Restaurant in a Pandemic? Rethink Everything

The New York Time 7/28

This one, Ever, debuts Tuesday in Chicago with a pricey tasting menu and a world-class chef. But on the road to its opening, lofty visions have met hard reality.

Massive Mission Fire Destroys Kitchen Used By Five-Plus Popular Pop-Ups

Eater, San Francisco 7/28

A five-alarm fire near San Francisco’s Central Freeway destroyed six buildings Tuesday morning, including a commissary kitchen used by restaurants like Nigerian spot Eko Kitchen, Indonesian pop-up ChiliCali, and the former home of Revenge Pies, which had vacated the building just a few months before.

American Restaurant & Food Service Expo Unveils Virtual Restaurant Trade Show for 2021

QSR Magazine 7/28

Chicago-based Restaurant Virtual Ventures LLC announced the launch of the American Restaurant & Food Service Expo, online March 21 & 22, 2021. The Expo is an online trade show and educational conference, intended to connect industry buyers & sellers, and offer top-quality education to a recovering industry.

McDonald’s is Done Playing Defense

QSR Magazine July 2020 

While the country’s public health situation appears to be worsening, McDonald’s believes it’s left the bottom behind. The fast-food chain running today, CEO Chris Kempczinski said Tuesday, is pandemic ready.

Get a Glimpse of Sonic Drive-In’s New Restaurant Design

QSR Magazine July 2020

Inspire Brands has turned up the innovation at Sonic Drive-In over recent months. In late February, it introduced a new advertising campaign and brand identity for the 3,500-unit chain, which Inspire acquired for $2.3 billion in fall 2018.

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