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The Daily Prep List: 09.14.21


West Hollywood to Require Vaccinations for Indoor Diners and Restaurant Workers

Eater, Los Angeles 9/13

On Friday, September 10, West Hollywood announced an emergency executive order requiring vaccine proof to enter indoor spaces within city limits.

Will the Holiday Season Ease Restaurants’ Hiring Woes?

QSR Magazine 9/13

The lingering days of summer have flared another labor challenge for restaurants. The industry shed 41,500 jobs in August—the first negative month since January. 

Food Industry Policy

IRC: 82% of restaurants fear they will shutter without Restaurant Revitalization Fund refill

Restaurant Dive 9/14

Eighty-two percent of independent restaurants are concerned they may close permanently without a refill of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, the Independent Restaurant Coalition shared in a virtual press conference Thursday.

California is close to permanently legalizing takeout cocktails and parklet drinking

San Francisco Chronicle 9/14

The pandemic has changed many of the ways that restaurants and bars operate — in some cases, for the better, according to many owners. Bars have found previously untapped revenue streams by serving takeout drinks. City sidewalks are now dotted with parklets, producing an atmosphere that’s often compared to European street life.

On the Side

The end of plastic bags in Berkeley? City studies banning them from grocery stores and restaurants

San Francisco Chronicle 9/13

Berkeley is studying how to ban non-compostable plastic bags from grocery stores, restaurants and city-sponsored events.

Surviving Covid And Sea Changes In Dining Habits In Southern California: An Interview With Piero Selvaggio

Forbes 9/13

Back in the 1970s Los Angeles and San Francisco led a revolution in American cuisine at restaurants Like Chez Panisse in Berkeley and Spago in L.A. 

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