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The Daily Prep List: 08.05.20


Unemployment recipients share why they returned to work during the pandemic despite $600 weekly boost

CNBC 8/4

Some 30 million Americans are seeing drastically reduced unemployment benefits this week now that the $600 weekly enhancement has expired with little to show from lawmakers with regard to the next round of pandemic relief.

Food Industry Policy

America needs a bar and restaurant bailout

Vox 8/4

You can’t eat a meal, down a shot, or sip a cup of coffee while wearing a mask.

NRA: 55% of restaurants can’t access second PPP loan under Senate plan

Restaurant Dive 8/4

Though the Heals Act could give U.S. businesses an extended safety net as the novel coronavirus pandemic holds steady, the NRA and the Independent Restaurant Coalition say there are gaps in the plan that restaurants would slip through. 

2 El Dorado County Restaurants Lose Health Permits And Face Fines But Vow To Stay Open

Good Day Sacramento 8/3

The owners of two El Dorado County restaurants have lost their health permits after openly defying state health rules. Café El Dorado and Apple Bistro face hundreds of dollars in fines, but the owners said they won’t close. Customers said they’ll keep coming if the doors stay open.

On the Side

Contaminated onions linked to 396 illnesses in the US

Food Dive 8/4

These California onions have caused foodborne illnesses illness in three-quarters of U.S. states. The widespread geographic range of the products is compounded by the fact that onions are widely used.

Michelin-Starred Power Couple Opens Marlena Restaurant in Bernal Heights

Eater, San Francisco 8/4

Bernal Heights has village restaurants and bars running up Mission and down Cortland, but the sunny North Slope, filled with family homes radiating out from Precita Park, lost its back-pocket restaurant when Hillside Supper Club served its last chicken pot pie in April. 

San Francisco Restaurants, Bars Team Up for a Business Boost

NBC, Bay Area 8/4

Business owners are looking for ways to stay afloat during the pandemic, and now an effort that benefits restaurants and bars is underway in San Francisco, one that offers food and alcoholic beverages to its customers.

New ad reveals grim reality for independent restaurants, bars

ABC 7, 8/4

The Independent Restaurant Coalition tapped one of the most recognizable voices in entertainment to capture America’s attention and help shine a spotlight on the dark reality of what’s at stake for bars and restaurants in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With sales holding, Texas Roadhouse is developing restaurants again

Restaurant Business 8/4

With sales stabilizing at nearly pre-pandemic levels, Texas Roadhouse is resuming development of all its concepts, including the Jaggers drive-thru brand.

Why You Should Bet on Fast Casual After COVID-19

QSR Magazine August 2020 

We are living in a time of unprecedented change in the economy and in the world at large, and nowhere is that more evident than in the restaurant industry. But out of every crisis also comes innovation and opportunity, as we’ve seen from decades of experience.

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