FSR Magazine Aug. 2021
At full-service chains, sales are approaching—and even passing—pre-pandemic levels due to pent-up demand.
Labor Commissioner’s Office Reaches $1.6 Million Settlement Securing Unpaid Wages for 22 Bay Area Restaurant Workers
California Department of Industrial Relations 8/17
The Labor Commissioner’s Office has reached a $1.6 million settlement with the owners of Z & Y Restaurant in San Francisco, securing compensation for 22 workers for unpaid minimum wages, overtime, split shift premiums and tips identified in a wage theft investigation from 2019.
Food Industry Policy
FSR Magazine 8/17
The actual ins-and-outs of enforcing such a rule are tricky. Restaurant employees are trained to check IDs when serving alcohol, but asking for a vaccine card as a requirement for entry may bring about a greater amount of anger in patrons.
The Washington Post 8/17
From restaurants to live events, vaccination requirements are growing in many destinations.
On the Side
Nation’s Restaurant News 8/17
From pizza delivery bots to AI assistants in the drive-thru, intelligent machines are no longer a novelty for off-premises-focused, labor-challenged operators.
QSR Magazine 8/17
Despite fears that the COVID-19 pandemic could cause indefinite interruptions to business operations and “use in commerce” for trademark purposes, which our colleagues previously discussed, government restrictions in response to the crisis have accelerated a phenomenon in the food industry: ghost kitchens.