Those who left
San Francisco Chronicle 9/9
As restaurants struggle to hire staff and federal unemployment benefits end, businesses may be in for a surprise: Many workers may not return. Here’s why six Bay Area people decided to quit the industry.
All employees of 100+ person workplaces must get vaccinated or show weekly COVID tests, White House says
Nation’s Restaurant News 9/9
President Biden announced Thursday evening that the Department of Labor will now require all workplaces with 100 or more employees to get vaccinated or show negative weekly COVID-19 tests in order to remain employed.
Food Industry Policy
California Legislature Approves Senator Bill Dodd’s To-Go Cocktails Sales Bill – Allows as Part of Take-Out Food Orders
Sierra Sun Times 9/10
The Legislature on Thursday approved a bill from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to assist restaurants struggling to recover from the pandemic by permanently allowing the sale of to-go cocktails as part of take-out food orders.
Small Business Administration quadruples EIDL loan cap to $2M
Restaurant Dive 9/10
The U.S. Small Business Administration has quadrupled the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) cap to $2 million from its current $500,000 limit.
On the Side
These big-name Fresno restaurants want to give you 20% off. Here’s how to get the deal
Fresno Bee 9/10
It’s been a rough couple of years for restaurants. But most have made it through and are in the mood to celebrate. So a group of about 20 restaurants in Fresno County and the California Restaurant Association are launching a program to say thank you to customers.
2022 Dates Announced for Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo
Exhibitor Online 9/9
Clarion Events Food & Beverage Group along with the California Restaurant Association announced today that the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo will be held August 28-30, 2022 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California.