‘People aren’t really applying’: Wilmington-area restaurants search for answers in COVID-19 job market
Star News 8/24
Various reasons have kept a number of people from returning to work and left some area restaurants scrambling for staff.
Food Industry Policy
The Sacramento Bee 8/24
Sharokina Shams, vice president of public affairs at the California Restaurant Association, said no one knows exactly how policies governing restaurant operations may change in the coming months. And both patio equipment and other changes to business models cost money.
Los Angeles Times 8/24
Gov. Gavin Newsom appeared to deliver welcome news on Monday to counties that have slowed the spread of coronavirus and been removed from the state’s watchlist only to find themselves in limbo as they await his long-promised reopening rules.
CBS, Los Angeles 8/24
University of California announced Monday it would begin phasing out single-use plastics, starting with plastic bags, utensils and straws in 2021.
The Hill 8/24
As we enter our sixth month of pandemic life, amateur bakers and chefs are looking to turn their skills in the kitchen into a little extra cash by selling their culinary creations online or in their local communities. This popular trend, however, comes with a sea of red tape and threats of home intrusion.
ABC 3 8/24
The coronavirus is shaking up America’s liquor laws. At least 33 states and the District of Columbia are temporarily allowing cocktails to-go during the pandemic.
On the Side
Chicago Tribune 8/24
The Perch Kitchen and Tap was six weeks into construction when everything Doug Dunlay knew about opening restaurants was thrown into doubt.
San Francisco Chronicle 8/24
When the news broke that the James Beard Foundation (JBF) wouldn’t be issuing chef and restaurant awards this year — or next year — it was a telling departure from the decision by the Michelin Guide, which bestows its coveted stars and Bib Gourmand designations on restaurants around the world. The tire company’s guide said this month that it plans to release its 2020 California list based on pre-pandemic dining.
Not unlike squirrels storing nuts for winter, some companies saw the resilience of digital channels long before the cold weather arrived earlier this year, carrying COVID-19 and assorted ills with it.
Retail Wire 8/24
Bonnie Brae Tavern in Denver has joined a number of other restaurants around the U.S. adding a “COVID-19” fee to its bills. The charge is two dollars for any purchase over $10.