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The Daily Prep List: 09.10.20


With no safety nets, LA’s restaurant workers turn to this man for help

KCRW 9/9

In LA, bars are still ordered closed, and restaurants are under constantly changing rules. Food service jobs nationwide are down 2.5 million since February, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The ‘Joint Employer’ Saga Resurfaces for Franchisors

QSR Magazine Sep. 2020

The previous rule narrowed the likelihood of franchisors being involved in franchisee labor violation cases.

Food Industry Policy

So When, Really, Is LA County Going to Reopen For Indoor Restaurant Dining?

Eater, Los Angeles 9/9

The state-level data says that a reopening could come by end of month, though there are a variety of things to know first.

San Francisco Shouldn’t Expect Indoor Dining Until ‘Mid October,’ Maybe Later

Eater, San Francisco 9/9

Though dining rooms in the Bay Area are starting to welcome visitors in the region’s northern and southern bits, not every county that’s been allowed to reopen indoor service plans on doing so in the near future.

On the Side

SF had the country’s premier fine dining scene. Do Michelin stars matter now?

San Francisco Chronicle 9/9

Around this time last year, San Francisco chef Val Cantu was basking in the afterglow of Californios receiving two stars in the 2019 Michelin Guide to California’s best fine dining restaurants.

Bay Area restaurants offering Rosh Hashanah dinners for a takeout celebration

San Francisco Chronicle 9/9

Bay Area families are likely to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year that runs Friday, Sept. 18 through Sunday, Sept. 20, differently in 2020.

Jersey Mike’s Caters to a Changing Customer

QSR Magazine 9/9

For some, the age of social distancing has advanced to the “age of comfortable gatherings.” Quarantine fatigue weighs heavy. Comfort with safety measures, personal and commercial, have become a way of life. 

Despite Obstacles And Hurdles, Otosan’s Jane Woo Firmly Believes In The Tenacity Of The Restaurant Industry

LA Weekly 9/9

Jane Woo’s first foray as a restaurant owner was sidelined when a shady contractor absconded with her money and materials in the middle of the buildout.

Sweetgreen Debuts Digital-Only Menu

QSR Magazine Sep. 2020

The “Collections” platform will curate items based on customer needs, and is launching with a list of renowned chefs’ favorite Sweetgreen dishes.

Restaurant Safety: How to Respond to the Impacts of COVID-19

QSR Magazine Sep. 2020

Here are some staple measures to adapt to the current “new normal” and whatever else comes next.

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