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The Daily Prep List: 09.02.20


How Co-Op Restaurants, a More Ethical Business Model, Put Workers First

Eater 9/1

Building an equitable restaurant — where all workers are paid fairly, have benefits, and work without discrimination — will require undoing the way most restaurants are run.

LA, Orange restaurant companies to pay $476,777 settlements for wage theft

San Gabriel Valley Tribune 9/1

Los Angeles County investigators have reached settlements of nearly half a million dollars with three Southern California-based companies that underpaid workers at Original Tommy’s Hamburgers and Pizza Hut locations.

Food Industry Policy

Which Bay Area counties are taking advantage of California’s new reopening plan?

San Francisco Chronicle 9/1

On Friday, Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled a new approach to reopening the California economy. The four-tier, color-coded system measures the spread of the coronavirus and restricts business and public life accordingly.

Citing Risks, Officials Say SF Won’t Reopen Indoor Dining Any Time Soon

Eater, San Francisco 9/1

After a new, color-coded system launched by the state of California Friday said that dine-in restaurants were open in San Francisco, local restaurateurs (and reporters) contacted SF officials to see when indoor dining would be allowed to reopen.

Legislature narrowly rejects nation’s toughest restrictions on plastics

CalMatters 9/1

After multiple close votes and hours of wrangling, California lawmakers on Monday rejected the nation’s toughest statewide restrictions on single-use plastic packaging, food containers and utensils.

On the Side

As Food Deliveries Boom, So Do Ghost Kitchens

The New York Times 9/1

Several new companies and models have emerged to help restaurants by making food off-site, and even delivering it.

What Is an Anti-Gentrification Restaurant?

Eater 9/1

Restaurants have been a driving force in gentrification for decades. Here’s how not to be.

National Restaurant Association mounts a campaign to pull dine-in customers back

Restaurant Business 9/1

The new multimedia ad campaign aims to whet pent-up demand while also reassuring the public of restaurants’ safety.

Restaurants Care to Organize Inaugural ‘the Grateful Table Dine Out’ This November

Restaurant News 9/1

California Restaurant Association Foundation (CRAF), a non-profit that invests in and empowers California’s restaurant workforce, is proud to announce the planning of its inaugural ‘The Grateful Table® Dine Out,’ a monthlong event in November, to benefit California’s struggling restaurant community and raise funds for CRAF’s Restaurants Care® program which provides restaurant workers facing hardships with relief grants for basic living needs like groceries, utilities, diapers, clothing, gas and rent.

The 1950s food trend that’s making a big comeback

Mashed 9/1

According to CNN, many restaurants are reviving the carhop as a way to draw in more customers to dine safely at their establishments.

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