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The Daily Prep List 08.17.2022

Serving up the latest restaurant industry news.


Sacramento-area McDonald’s workers protest, say hours cut over support of California bill

The Sacramento Bee 8/17

A few dozen cooks and cashiers, including two employees who had their work hours cut, held a protest Tuesday afternoon outside a McDonald’s restaurant in North Highlands in support of a California bill to strengthen fast food workers’ rights.

Fast food workers rally outside of Capitol pushing industry labor bill

The Center Square 8/16

(The Center Square) – Fast food workers braved the 100-degree heat and rallied outside of the California Capitol in Sacramento Tuesday to urge lawmakers and Gov. Gavin Newsom to support a bill that they say will provide fair wages and greater protections for fast food workers.

Food Industry Policy

New California law demands licensing for beverage service professionals

The Mercury News 8/17

If your business serves alcoholic beverages, take serious note. On Sept. 1, for the first time in 50 years, all California alcoholic beverage servers will have to be certified by the state.

Six Belmont Shore restaurants want permanent parklets outside

Press-Telegram 8/16

Most of the parklets outside restaurants in Belmont Shore are gone, but six remain while the restaurant operators there seek permits to make the spaces permanent.

On the Side

Fen Reyes, CEO and Founder of Uncle Sharkii Poke Bar, Takes Hawaiian Poke Brand to New Heights 8/17

Concord, CA  (  How does a small business go from a single-unit restaurant to a successful emerging franchisor in less than a year? 

An assailant sucker-punched a customer, so Hollywood restaurant owner took action

Los Angeles Times 8/16

There wasn’t much time to think.

Timothy Ratcliff was just sitting for a late lunch with his girlfriend in Hollywood when, just steps in front of him, one of his customers was punched and thrown off his seat.

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