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The Daily Prep List 08.12.2022

Serving up the latest restaurant industry news.


Labor unions are hot, but their moment may not last

Los Angeles Times 8/11

WASHINGTON — American labor leaders see this as a moment for radical change: Workers in Starbucks coffee shops and Amazon warehouses are rising up and demanding representation.

A California bill mandates training for delivery drivers carrying alcohol. Big Tech opposes it.

The Sacramento Bee 8/11

The tech industry is lobbying California lawmakers against a bill that would require drivers for companies like DoorDash and UberEats to be trained and certified by the state in how to avoid delivering alcohol to minors.

Food Industry Policy

Ill-Conceived Schemes Contribute to Higher Global Food Prices

Pork 8/12

In December 2010, the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) published a policy brief warning that “extreme price volatility in global agricultural markets” could compromise world food security. 

Legislation to change U.S. Tax Code would help restaurants expand, rebuild

NRA 8/11

The number of challenges restaurants are struggling with continues to grow.

On the Side

Inflation is driving up prices at Sacramento restaurants — from $13 bread to Selland’s weekly deal

The Sacramento Bee 8/12

Selland’s Market-Cafe’s 2 for $25 deal was a pre-pandemic weeknight dining staple for customers near the East Sacramento, Land Park and El Dorado Hills restaurants.

San Diego-based Mexican easter Qdoba sold

San Diego Union-Tribune 8/11

Purchase price was not disclosed. Previously owned by Apollo, Qdoba is Mexican fast food franchise chain with 750 stores across the country.

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