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The Daily Prep List: 09.16.21


The Great Shortage

Eater 9/16

Pandemic-related materials, food, and labor shortages make running an independent restaurant near-impossible. Here’s how three owners are doing it.

Federal Judge Halts Union’s Attempt to Kill the Tip Credit Through the Courts

Restaurant Business 9/15

A suit alleging the credit is discriminatory and a major cause of sexual harassment was dismissed in part because the union group was pursuing an ideological objective.

Food Industry Policy

L.A. County plans to require proof of vaccination at indoor bars, nightclubs, breweries, wineries

Los Angeles Times 9/15

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required at indoor bars, wineries, breweries, nightclubs and lounges in Los Angeles County under a forthcoming health order aimed at further armoring the region against the pandemic.

Contra Costa County: No COVID vaccine? No entering restaurants, gyms or bars

The Mercury News 9/14

Contra Costa County issued a health order Tuesday requiring patrons to prove they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before entering businesses where they remove their masks to eat or drink or tend to breathe heavily from exercising.

On the Side

Menu Prices Keep Rising Across the Industry

QSR Magazine 9/15

Menu prices continue to grow as the industry grapples with rising commodity costs and labor shortages. 

DoorDash sues New York City over requirement to share diner data with restaurants

Restaurant Dive 9/15

Diner data has long been a sticking point for restaurants that partner with third-party delivery providers. Many of these business relationships require the restaurant to cede control of consumer delivery information to the aggregator.

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