California Minimum-Wage Jump To Hit Virus-Battered Companies
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday the state would keep in place a planned jump in the state’s minimum wage to $14 an hour next year for larger businesses, saying it would help hard-hit lower-income workers even as many companies struggle to survive amid the coronavirus crisis.
Can the No-Tipping Movement Survive?
Grub Street 7/29
This is a time of reckoning within the restaurant industry, which has been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic and left owners and workers alike to wonder where things go from here.
Food Industry Policy
Now We’re Not Cooking With Gas
SF Weekly 7/29
Local chefs are lukewarm on a proposed regulation aimed at curbing San Francisco’s carbon footprint.
$1,000 Fines Mandated for Contra Costa County Restaurants That Break Mask, Social-Distancing Orders
Eater, San Francisco 7/29
Contra Costa County’s Board of Supervisors has approved strict fines for people or businesses that fail to follow mask use and distancing laws.
On the Side
Juice It Up! Promotes Susan Taylor to CEO
QSR Magazine 7/29
Juice It Up! announced the promotion of Susan Taylor to president and Chief Executive Officer. Susan joined Juice It Up!’s senior leadership team last September as VP of Operations.
Black Restaurant Week returns to Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times 7/29
Warren Luckett likes to say that he grew up around the family dinner table.
‘If anyone gets sick, we’re ruined’: SF restaurant that hosted COVID wedding party speaks out
SF Gate 7/29
Over the weekend of July 4, a San Francisco couple defied health orders and attempted to host an indoor wedding with nearly 100 guests at Saints Peter and Paul Church in North Beach before being stopped by city officials, as first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle.
United States Restaurant Industry Hard Hit With Closures, According To Industry Research
As Hong Kong gets ready to completely shutter all restaurants within city limits this week due to a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, and the pandemic continues to sweep across the United States.
Restaurants Make the Quick Pivot to Off-Premises
QSR Magazine July 2020
It was already the trend to watch in foodservice. But the brands that were able to quickly adapt to the off-premises-only model have fared the best during the pandemic.
Starbucks to Take Page from Chick-fil-A’s Drive-Thru Playbook
QSR Magazine July 2020
With morning routines and habits in disarray, COVID-19’s impact on Starbucks has been towering.