Serving up the latest restaurant industry news.
California’s fast food bill could link chains to wage theft and other workplace violations
California lawmakers this month are considering a fast food bill that would significantly shift the relationship between restaurant workers and the corporate chains whose products they sell.
California Lawmakers Vote for Union to Set Wages and Hours in Fast-Food Restaurants
California Globe 8/17
California is bleeding businesses to lower tax, lower regulatory, more business-friendly states.
Food Industry Policy
Food poisoning and unsafe temperatures: Many meal kit companies aren’t FDA regulated
Los Angeles Times 8/12
Days after trying a new lentil product from the meal subscription company Daily Harvest, Los Angeles resident Jackie Sloboda was debilitated by full-body itching, stabbing abdominal pains and jaundice that turned her skin and eyes yellow.
Franchisees fear AB 257 could hike their fast-food prices
Daily Bulletin 8/18
Jesse Lara know all about rising costs.
His family-owned franchise owns 34 El Pollo Loco restaurants throughout Southern California, and in recent months they’ve all been hammered by inflationary price hikes.
On the Side
Commission pumps the brakes on electrification
Los Altos Town Crier 8/17
Although eager to update Los Altos’ reach codes, the city’s Environmental Commission has yet to make a formal recommendation to push toward electrification of existing buildings.
Krispy Kreme Feels Drag from its Older Operating Model
QSR Magazine 8/18
Krispy Kreme is committed to its new hub-and-spoke model, but that’s not to say changes aren’t coming without growing pains.