Labor Day message: Businesses must step up for essential workers
San Francisco Chronicle 9/7
This Labor Day is unlike any other. We recognize that tens of millions of essential workers continue to risk their lives every day to fight this pandemic — feeding our families, caring for the sick and keeping our communities running.
Under Biden’s Plan, All Essential Workers Would Receive $15/Hour
Joe Biden, 2020 vice-presidential candidate, has said that he wants to raise all essential workers pays as one of his coronavirus relief measures.
Bar and Restaurant Hiring Almost Came to a Standstill in August
Eater, New York 9/4
Jobs growth slowed throughout the country, but unemployment fell to its lowest level since March.
Food Industry Policy
Bay Area Officials Start Cracking Down on Hustling Chefs’ Pandemic Pop-Ups
Eater, San Francisco 9/4
It’s up to city and county officials to implement California Retail Food Code AB-626, which allows “microenterprise home kitchen operations” to make and sell prepared foods.
On the Side
Floating Kitchens of Burger King
The Spoon 9/6
Now that its apparent even contactless tech won’t bring back the glory days of the dining room, restaurant chains are on a tear to refit their existing stores to better serve to-go formats.
These restaurant chains are unveiling new designs inspired by the pandemic
Taco Bell, Shake Shack and Burger King are among the restaurant chains who have introduced new designs inspired by the pandemic and its impact on consumer behavior.
‘COVID is not going to stop us.’ Popular Fresno kabab restaurant opens second location
The Fresno Bee 9/5
Kabab City, a restaurant with multiple locations across the Valley, has opened its second location in Fresno – yes, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Service Economy Meltdown
The New York Times 9/4
As companies reconsider their long-term need to have employees on site, low-wage workers depending on office-based businesses stand to lose the most.
Your complete guide to dining out in SF right now
San Francisco Chronicle 9/4
How to navigate the safety and ethics of eating out during coronavirus.
4 Steps Restaurants Can Take to Improve Third-Party Deliveries
QSR Magazine Sep. 2020
For restaurants, working with third-party food delivery apps is no longer optional. COVID has made it essential.