Minimum wage hike boosts customer experience
Cornell Chronicle 8/31
The ongoing debate over raising the national minimum wage generally focuses on the negative impact it would have on employers, but a new study finds it has a positive effect on a different group: consumers.
Oceanside Chamber argues Gonzalez’s FAST Recovery Act will hurt small businesses
The Coast News 8/31
The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce is opposing a bill proposed earlier this year by a San Diego lawmaker that aims to raise workplace standards for fast food workers, claiming that the bill instead will hurt small, local business owners.
Food Industry Policy
COVID’s Remarkable Impact on Restaurants, 18 Months Later
QSR Magazine 9/1
The current state of the restaurant industry isn’t easy to characterize. Remember in March 2020 when officials thought the country would shake off COVID-19 by Easter?
City of Fresno, county try to send a unified message during this COVID-19 surge
Your Central Valley 8/31
Throughout the pandemic, the city of Fresno and Fresno County haven’t always been on the same page. But during this current COVID-19 surge, elected officials are trying to get a unified message across.
On the Side
Tom Bené to step down as president, CEO of the National Restaurant Association
Nation’s Restaurant News 8/31
After 15 months at the helm, Tom Bené is stepping down as president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association to join a beverage distribution company, the organization announced Tuesday. Marvin Irby, the association’s chief financial and people officer, will serve as interim while a search is conducted for a replacement.
Tech Roundup: Battle Brews Over the Future of Third-Party Delivery
Restaurant Business 8/30
Providers are under attack in three key restaurant markets, and they aren’t going down without a fight. Also, Grubhub gets a refresh under new ownership and C3 is opening a food hall in a train station.