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The Daily Prep List 08.01.2022

Serving up the latest restaurant industry news.


Buckle up for a busy month in Sacramento

CalMatter’s WhatMatters 8/1

Welcome to the final countdown.

Today, state lawmakers will reconvene in Sacramento after a month-long summer recess — during which some traveled abroad on trips funded by special interest groups that lobby them on various issues — for the final, frenzied month of the legislative session.

Workers rally at Capitol for bill that could overhaul California’s fast food sector

ABC10 7/31

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California fast food workers are rallying at the state Capitol for passage of a bill that could lead to a dramatic overhaul of industry standards. 

Food Industry Policy

Burger King says PFAS in packaging allowed, aims to defeat class action

Legal Newsline 8/1

OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Burger King has hit back against a class action lawsuit over the presence of chemicals known as PFAS, arguing federal law allows it to use them in its packaging for Whoppers and French fries.

Carpinteria Considering Permanent Parklet Permit Program for Downtown Businesses

Noozhawk 7/30

Temporary parklets that were introduced with the COVID-19 pandemic for outdoor dining and social distancing could be staying in Carpinteria as the city is working to develop a permanent parklet permit program.

On the Side

Burgers, birria and bibimbap: 21 new restaurants that opened around Sacramento in July

The Sacramento Bee 7/31

More than 20 new restaurants opened around the Sacramento region in July, bringing new options from across the culinary world at wide-ranging price points.

S.F.’s North Beach was marked by vacancies. Now, restaurants are fueling a renaissance

San Francisco Chronicle 8/1

Chris Cheeseman saw the struggles North Beach experienced a few summers ago up close.

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