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The Daily Prep List: 08.04.21


Noodles & Company to raise prices again as commodity, labor costs soar

Restaurant Business 8/4

The fast-casual noodle chain is raising prices 3% starting next week, on top of 2.5% pricing taken earlier this year.

How $15 went from a labor activist dream to an industry standard

Restaurant Business 8/3

More cities and states are taking their minimums to $15. Big companies are raising their wages in advance of those moves. The impact has changed the economics of the industry.

Food Industry Policy

N.Y.C. will require workers and customers show proof of at least one dose for indoor dining and other activities.

The New York Times 8/3

New York City will become the first U.S. city to require proof of at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine for a variety of activities for workers and customers — indoor dining, gyms and performances — to put pressure on people to get vaccinated, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday morning.

S.F. exploring potential mandate requiring vaccination proof for entry to indoor restaurants, gyms

San Francisco Chronicle 8/3

San Francisco is weighing a mandate that could be similar to one New York City announced on Tuesday requiring people there to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter indoor restaurants, gyms and concerts.

On the Side

The world’s most famous butcher just opened a downtown Sacramento sandwich shop

The Sacramento Bee 8/4

Eighth-generation Tuscan meat maestro Dario Cecchini, the world’s most famous butcher, is expanding stateside. He’s opened sandwich shops in two cities: New York and Sacramento.

Asking for Proof of Vaccination Could Be Tough Sell for Restaurants

QSR Magazine 8/3

New York City on Tuesday unveiled its “Key to NYC Pass” program, which will require proof of vaccination for indoor gatherings, restaurant dining included. This covers workers and customers, with enforcement of the policy set to begin September 13.

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