Lack of Foreign Workers Has Seasonal Businesses Scrambling
The New York Times 8/2
Even with a visa cap increased, the pandemic’s disruption has left a dearth of landscapers, crabbers and restaurant help.
Employers nationwide are ratcheting up pressure on the unvaccinated
KCRA 3, 8/2
For months, most employers relied on information campaigns, bonuses and other incentives to encourage their workforces to get the COVID-19 shot. Now, a growing number are imposing rules to make it more onerous for employees to refuse, from outright mandates to requiring the unvaccinated to undergo regular testing.
Food Industry Policy
Bay Area counties bring back indoor mask mandate for everyone
San Francisco Chronicle 8/2
Bay Area residents will once again be required to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status, to help stem transmission of the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus, county officials announced Monday.
Bacon may disappear in California as pig rules take effect
Associated Press 7/31
Thanks to a reworked menu and long hours, Jeannie Kim managed to keep her San Francisco restaurant alive during the coronavirus pandemic. That makes it all the more frustrating that she fears her breakfast-focused diner could be ruined within months by new rules that could make one of her top menu items — bacon — hard to get in California.
On the Side
How Tech Can Help Restaurants Leverage Both On- and Off-Premises Demand
FSR Magazine 8/3
Americans are dining out like it’s 2019, eager to experience the allure of restaurants again. However, the combination of increased in-person demand and continued record interest in delivery could result in challenges for restaurants unprepared to balance the two revenue streams.
5 Tips for Optimizing your Off-Premises Strategy
QSR Magazine 8/2
COVID created the need for immediate and numerous changes in many industries, and the restaurant industry was no exception. While many fast-casual restaurants already had 50 percent or more of their sales coming from off-premises consumption, that number has increased significantly since the beginning of the pandemic.