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The Daily Prep List: 09.16.20


McDonald’s to hold 100 drive-up hiring events Wednesday

Daily Bulletin 9/15

McDonald’s will hold a SoCal Drive-Up Hiring Day on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at more than 100 Southern California locations.

At Your Service: Waiting Tables in a Pandemic

SF Weekly 9/15

It’s no secret that the restaurant industry is hurting. As of Sept. 4, nearly 2.5 million food service jobs have been lost, according to the National Restaurant Association. And although 133,600 were added in August, the outlook remains grim.

Food Industry Policy

Will the SF Restaurant Industry Threaten Legal Action to Reopen Like Gyms Did?

SFist 9/15

It’s certainly a dicey subject across the nation, and there’s still far too little data to say for certain whether indoor restaurant dining is a recipe for disaster in this pandemic, or a mitigated risk. But locally, San Francisco restaurateurs see the end of October as a potential turning point if they can’t bring in more business by then.

Fresno County could be close to resuming indoor restaurant dining, worship services

The Fresno Bee 9/15

A marked improvement in Fresno County’s coronavirus trends is putting the county on the cusp of being able to ease up on some of the business restrictions under the state’s “Blueprint for a Safer Economy.”

Contra Costa County Could Reopen Indoor Dining Before San Francisco Does

Eater, San Francisco 9/15

When Mayor London Breed called a press conference Tuesday morning to “provide an update on COVID-19 in San Francisco,” texts began to fly within the San Francisco restaurant community. Would today be the day that indoor dining was added to San Francisco’s reopening road map?

North Beach restaurants turn to alcohol sales to survive

San Francisco Examiner 9/15

Legislation would allow businesses to apply for temporary liquor licenses.

40% of restaurants to close within 6 months without more coronavirus aid

Fox Business 9/15

At least 40% of restaurant operators struggling to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic believe their businesses could go under within the next six months if there is no additional stimulus package from the federal government, according to a new survey by the National Restaurant Association.

On the Side

The Perfect Moment for Vegan Tacos

Los Angeles Times 9/15

Hibiscus asada, vegetable trompos and nutty chorizos — thanks to creative cooks in Los Angeles, meatless tacos are thriving in the pandemic era.

California wildfires could deal second punch to struggling small businesses

The Mercury News 9/15

After the Camp Fire in 2018, 13 percent of businesses shut down permanently, new report finds.

With Diversity, Chipotle Puts Words Into Action

QSR Magazine 9/15

Back in late August, Black Box Intelligence polled restaurant operators on the diversity and inclusion barriers facing America, and the industry. One in four kept it simple. They didn’t know where to start.

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