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The Daily Prep List 08.03.2022

Serving up the latest restaurant industry news.


Rising retail, restaurant, fast-food wages make hiring tougher for manufacturing, construction, health care

USA Today 8/3

Faye Ashley seemed destined for a career as a dental assistant.

Robot cooks are rapidly making their way into restaurant kitchens

CNBC 8/2

Before the end of this year, a brand-new pizza purveyor plans to hit the Los Angeles area. But this isn’t just another pizza place.

Food Industry Policy

R Street’s renaissance was a joy to experience. And then they let the cars come back

The Sacramento Bee 8/3

When Derar Zawaydeh opened midtown’s Crepeville for outdoor dining on an adjacent sidewalk in 2005, he said it was hard to get the relevant permits from the city. But Zawaydeh, who also owns Burgers & Brew on R Street, said everything changed after the pandemic upended our daily lives in March of 2020.

The SBA will redistribute the remaining $180 million to restaurants in need

Restaurant Hospitality 8/2

Following the release of a report that uncovered $180 million in unobligated funds left over from the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, the U.S. Small Business Administration confirmed with Nation’s Restaurant News that the SBA is working with the Justice Department on a plan to award the rest of the funds.

On the Side

Napa’s restaurants immortalized by famous sketch artist in new exhibit

San Francisco Chronicle 8/3

Napa Valley’s small yet robust culinary mecca is about to take center stage in a new art exhibit — and it highlights much more than chef Thomas Keller’s empire.

Downtown Sacramento restaurants seeing less business during Capitol renovations


SACRAMENTO, Calif. —The past two years have been full of irregularities and hardship for downtown Sacramento businesses, with restrictions issued because of COVID-19. But work to modernize the California state Capitol has also been a challenge.

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