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The Daily Prep List: 08.05.21


Attracting and Retaining Restaurant Employees in a Labor Shortage

QSR Magazine 8/5

As much as labor dynamics have flared of late, the national hourly crew turnover rate for limited-service restaurants today sits well above the 100 percent mark—a number virtually unchanged from 2019, according to Black Box Intelligence.

Valley bars and restaurants feeling impact of worker, supply shortage amid pandemic

ABC 30, 8/3

Restaurants and bars are hungry for help. Across the country, businesses have reported difficulty securing staff.

Food Industry Policy

L.A. is weighing vaccination requirements. Here are 20 restaurants and bars already implementing them

Los Angeles Times 8/4

A number of L.A.-area restaurants, bars and music venues are already implementing their own COVID-19 restrictions, such as checking proof of vaccination; requiring negative results of a recent COVID-19 test; and halting on-site dining until case rates fall.

L.A. will consider requiring vaccine proof at restaurants, gyms, indoor sporting events

Los Angeles Times 8/4

With coronavirus cases continuing to rise, Los Angeles is now considering a proposal to require proof of COVID-19 inoculation as a condition of entry at a host of indoor public spaces in what, if passed, would be the widest-ranging vaccination-verification effort in the city yet.

On the Side

Panera Unites with Caribou, Einstein Bros. to Form New Fast-Casual Platform

QSR Magazine 8/5

Panera Bread on Thursday announced the creation of one of the fast-casual industry’s largest platforms to date. Panera, Caribou Coffee, and Einstein Bros. Bagels are uniting to form “Panera Brands,” which will encompass nearly 4,000 locations and 110,000 employees across 10 countries.

Michelin adds 3 East Bay restaurants to long-awaited California guide

Berkeleyside 8/4

Michelin, the French tire company that’s better known in food circles for its well-regarded restaurant guides, famously paused its review and rating programs as the COVID-19 crisis disrupted the worldwide restaurant industry.

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