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The Daily Prep List: 08.09.21


Frontline service workers left out of the vaccine mandate trend

Politico 8/8

Requiring vaccines is complicated in sectors like retail and agriculture, where employers risk losing workers in a tight labor market and vaccine enforcement could be expensive.

U.S. unemployment rolls shrinking in boost to labor market recovery

Reuters 8/5

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits declined further last week, while layoffs dropped to their lowest level in just over 21 years in July as companies held on to workers amid a labor shortage.

Food Industry Policy

‘PTSD again’: COVID forces SF restaurants to temporarily close, some due to breakthrough cases

ABC 7, 8/6

It’s pandemic deja-vu for San Francisco restaurants forced to close amid the latest spike in coronavirus cases.

These LA Bars and Restaurants Now Require Vaccination Proof for Entry

Thrillist 8/5

Less than two months after California ended its four-tiered reopening strategy and removed all state-imposed COVID restrictions, major cities like Los Angeles are faced with more outbreaks as newer Delta and Delta Plus variants spread in both vaccinated and unvaccinated populations.

On the Side

Applebee’s Meets the ‘Reinvention of the Guest Experience’ Head On

FSR Magazine 8/6

When COVID-19 slammed the gates on dine-in last year, restaurant chains pivoted to survival tactics. But then came the reset. 

Can Your Restaurant Have Too Many Taps?

FSR Magazine Aug. 2021

The craft beer movement may have been founded on a renewed push for quality, but it has been sustained by novelty.

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