Governor’s Decision on Minimum Wage Another Blow to Small Business
Fox & Hounds 7/30
Due to the governor’s decision to allow for the minimum wage increase, despite the state having met the economic conditions that would allow it to be temporarily suspended, fewer Californians will come back to work when businesses are allowed to re-open.
Food Industry Policy
Hundreds of business groups call for liability shield in coronavirus relief package
The Hill 7/30
Around 480 business groups have teamed up to call on lawmakers to provide liability protections for businesses against coronavirus-related lawsuits in Congress’s next relief package.
DoorDash Threatens ‘Quality’ Issues as Oakland Approves Delivery Fee Cap
Eater, San Francisco 7/30
Oakland’s City Council approved a rule capping the fees delivery apps like Uber Eats, Postmates, GrubHub, and DoorDash charge restaurants at 15 percent this week, joining Bay Area cities including San Francisco, Berkeley, and Fremont in increased regulations for the well-funded startup companies.
On the Side
Josef Centeno’s Orsa & Winston is The Times’ Restaurant of the Year
Los Angeles Times 7/30
What does it mean to be an exceptional Los Angeles restaurant? None of us could have known how complex the question would become in 2020.
California Pizza Kitchen becomes the latest chain to file for bankruptcy protection
Los Angeles Times 7/30
California Pizza Kitchen Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, becoming the latest restaurant chain to try to cut debt as it grapples with the pandemic.
Why San Francisco’s oldest restaurant Tadich Grill is going dark
San Francisco Chronicle 7/30
Tadich Grill’s crisp white tablecloths, bubbling bowls of cioppino and cold martinis will have to wait. The 171-year-old Financial District restaurant’s last day in business for the foreseeable future is Friday.
LA’s Iconic Patina Restaurant Has Closed After 31 Years of Fine Dining Service
Eater, Los Angeles 7/30
Former employees of Patina in Downtown LA’s famed Walt Disney Concert Hall have received letters stating their jobs will be terminated by August 15, 2020, meaning one of LA’s most storied fine dining restaurants has likely closed permanently.
Dunkin’, McDonalds, And Starbucks To Close Hundreds Of U.S. Restaurants
Dunkin’, McDonalds and Starbucks will close a combined 1,400 locations across the U.S., as the companies report major sales plunges amid the coronavirus crisis.
How Restaurants Can Emerge Stronger
Modern Restaurant Management 7/30
The restaurant industry was turned upside down in 2020, practically overnight. But the resiliency of this sector is not to be underestimated.
Redding restaurants brainstorm ideas to help one another
KRCR TV 7/30
City leaders and restaurant owners in Redding came together in an online forum Wednesday afternoon to discuss how they’re handling COVID-19 restrictions and brainstorm new ways to keep operating under the current guidelines.