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The Daily Prep List 08.16.2022

Serving up the latest restaurant industry news.

Labor

California’s proposed fast food bill isn’t what it seems

SFGATE 8/16

Over the past two years, COVID-19’s adverse impact on the Californiarestaurant industry has been profound, with many being forced to close their doors permanently. 

Two more California Starbucks stores go on strike, joining Santa Cruz workers at the picket line

Los Angeles Times 8/15

A Starbucks location in Lakewood was a “site of collective joy” Monday morning as union members gathered at the picket line to strike against the company’s “unfair labor practices.”

Food Industry Policy

Egelko: California’s pork production law is about much more than pigs, supporters tell Supreme Court

San Francisco Chronicle 8/15

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear pork producers’ challenge to a California initiative setting minimum sizes for pig cages, animal-rights advocates told the court Monday that the law protects Californians from complicity in cruelty to animals.

Restaurants Win a Battle Over California’s Pay Disclosure Bill, But The War Could Persist

Working Lunch Podcast, Restaurant Business 8/15

Restaurants and other California businesses with at least 100 employees have been spared a controversial requirement that the workers’ compensation be publicly disclosed to reveal gender gaps in pay.

On the Side

‘Overwhelming’ inflation affecting Sacramento restaurants — and chicken spots may be hit hardest

CapRadio 8/15

Sacramento’s Mad Butcher Meat Company is a family-owned supplier for restaurants and even for food outlets at casinos throughout the region.

Spaghetti sauce is under threat as California water crisis slams tomatoes

Bloomberg/Mercury News 8/15

Tomatoes are getting squeezed.

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