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The Daily Prep List 08.15.2022

Serving up the latest restaurant industry news.


First California Starbucks store to unionize just became the first to go on strike

San Francisco Chronicle 8/13

Starbucks workers at a location in Santa Cruz began a three-day strike Saturday morning, making it the first Starbucks store in California to take such action.

California Fast Food Workers Have Almost Won A Major Reform

Passage 8/12

Fast food workers in California could soon win an important victory.

Food Industry Policy

Parklets vs. parking

Santa Barbara News-Press 8/13

City officials and more than a dozen individuals representing retail, restaurants, and residents met in a conference room at the Montecito Inn on Friday to discuss the ongoing debate surrounding restaurant parklets on Coast Village Road.

Now We’re (No Longer) Cooking with Gas: Hollywood Embraces Induction Cooking

Hollywood Reporter 8/12

Coming soon to L.A.: the end of gas appliances in new construction. 

On the Side

‘The Bear’ inspires a run on Chicago-style beef sandwiches in the Bay Area

San Francisco Chronicle 8/15

When a group of customers walks into Tony’s Slice House in North Beach and everyone orders the Chicago Italian Beef sandwich, chef-owner Tony Gemignani knows why. “OK, these guys just watched ‘The Bear,’” Gemignani said by phone from the restaurant.

10 great new pizza restaurants in L.A., ranked by our critic

Los Angeles Times 8/12

This is an excellent time to be hungry for pizza in Los Angeles.

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