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The Daily Prep List: 08.13.21


Labor shortage gives retail and restaurant workers the upper hand—for now

CNBC 8/12

Companies including McDonald’s, Target and Walmart are offering more pay or new perks to try to recruit and retain employees.

Some big retail chains aren’t enforcing vaccine mandates for customers because they’re worried it’ll be dangerous for employees

Business Insider 8/12

Frontline employees who would be in charge of enforcing vaccine requirements could be at risk of violence from angry customers amid widespread — but unfounded — fear and skepticism over COVID-19 vaccines.

Food Industry Policy

San Francisco announces strict requirements barring the unvaccinated from indoor spaces.

The New York Times 8/12

San Francisco leaders on Thursday unveiled some of the nation’s toughest restrictions on unvaccinated people.

Why SF restaurants need more federal relief funds

San Francisco Examiner 8/11

When the database dropped last month, it was a mad scramble among San Francisco restaurateurs. Everyone wanted to see who got the most federal pandemic relief money.

On the Side

It’s Time to Rethink the Foodservice Supply Chain

QSR Magazine 8/12

The entirety of the global foodservice industry has been turned on its head by the most disruptive force to ever hit it in the coronavirus pandemic.

Michelin moves to award more plant-based restaurants

Green Biz 8/12

With few exceptions, vegetarian, let alone vegan, cuisine has rarely been the métier of Michelin-starred chefs. 

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