The Work-From-Home Economy and the Urban Job Outlook
New York Times 9/3
Offices are unlikely to be as full after the pandemic as they were before. Service businesses and their employees will have to adapt.
Restaurants cut jobs last month as the coronavirus surges again
Restaurant Business 9/3
The industry lost 41,500 jobs in August, ending a long period of growth, as the delta variant strikes around the country.
Food Industry Policy
On the rocks: The Board of Supervisors majority is divorcing SLO County from its Integrated Waste Management Authority
New Times SLO 9/2
The IWMA’s polystyrene (Styrofoam) ban, which passed in 2019 and was implemented this year, has been a sticking point in 2021—leaving the three conservative supervisors outvoted in their attempt to overturn the ban in March and April. That, 2nd District Supervisor Bruce Gibson said, is the thing that blew up the IWMA.
July/August 2021 Legal Update
Modern Restaurant Management 9/1
Pooja S. Nair, a partner at Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP compiles recent legal news affecting the restaurant, food and beverage and hospitality industries for Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine.
On the Side
Outback Steakhouse’s Digital Evolution, and the Amazon Effect on Restaurants
FSR Magazine 9/2
Nobody is going to confuse Outback Steakhouse with Amazon. The same could be said, of course, with any restaurant, especially in full service. But the correlation isn’t as far-flung as you might think, says Gail Seanor, VP of digital with Outback parent company Bloomin’ Brands.
What are ghost kitchens and why is Kroger putting them in its stores?
USA Today 9/2
The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way a lot of people purchase and order food. And nowadays, consumers are looking for more and more options on the takeout and delivery front.