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The Daily Prep List: 09.09.20


Why Joe Biden’s Pledge to End the Tipped Minimum Wage Is a Big Deal

Grub Street 9/8

In observance of Labor Day, Joe Biden took to Twitter yesterday to reiterate his commitment to paying all American workers more livable wages.

Federal judge rejects part of new joint-employer rule

Restaurant Hospitality 9/8

A federal judge on Tuesday declared part of the Labor Department’s recent joint-employer regulation illegal.

Food Industry Policy

Placer County’s COVID-19 risk level downgraded. What that means for schools, restaurants

The Sacramento Bee 9/9

Placer and Amador counties on Tuesday joined El Dorado on the list of counties in the Sacramento region with state approval to reopen schools and some businesses, including indoor dining at restaurants at up to 25% capacity.

Limited Indoor Dining Can Return to Orange County Today, Says California Gov. Newsom

Eater, Los Angeles 9/8

The state’s new coronavirus reopening guidelines mean Orange County can do 25 percent indoor dining, beginning immediately.

On the Side

7 highly anticipated Bay Area restaurants still opening this fall

San Francisco Chronicle 9/9

It’s been a strange year for restaurant openings. At the start of the pandemic, hardly any new places opened as construction halted, permitting stalled and everyone sheltered at home. But slowly, restaurant owners who already had new locations in the works opted to open them, sometimes with entirely different menus than previously planned. 

A new restaurant model? This San Francisco eatery now delivers food out of 20-year-old Singaporean restaurant in Menlo Park

Palo Alto Online 9/8

Proposition Chicken, a popular fast-casual chicken eatery in San Francisco and Oakland, has no physical presence on the Peninsula. But thanks to an unlikely partnership born of COVID-19, the restaurant is now delivering its food locally.

McDonald’s Vet Debbie Roberts Joins Panera as Chief Operations Officer

QSR Magazine 9/8

Panera Bread announced Tuesday the appointment of Debbie Roberts as Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, effective September 8. 

To All the Restaurants We’ve Loved and Lost

Food & Wine 9/8

We’re eulogizing the restaurants—big and small, famous and unassuming—that closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

‘Raining ash’: Smoke from Creek Fire is yet another blow to Fresno-area restaurants

The Fresno Bee 9/8

From Fresno to Oakhurst and as far away as Lake Tahoe, smoke from the Creek Fire is swamping communities, dealing yet another blow to businesses like restaurants.

The Restaurant of the Future 3.0: Eight Drivers of Change in a ‘New Normal’

FSR Magazine Sep. 2020

Some customers have dropped their guard because of their desire to be out socializing, but as we move forward, most are going to stay focused on the environment that restaurants are providing to them.

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