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The Daily Prep List: 09.17.21

Labor

Tight U.S. Labor Market Makes $15 an Hour De Facto Minimum Wage

Bloomberg 9/16

The push for a $15 federal minimum wage may have stalled in Congress, but Covid-19 is helping steer the U.S. ever closer toward a key objective of labor unions and their allies in the White House and on Capitol Hill.

Gen Z battles to bring back unions, one Starbucks at a time

BBC 9/16

The campaign at Starbucks is just the latest example of a resurgence in US labour activism after decades of decline. Politics, pandemic-related frustrations, and younger, more engaged workers are driving the change.

Food Industry Policy

Forces Collide as Restaurants Start Asking for Vaccination Proof

QSR Magazine 9/17

Will it deter guests? Make them feel safer? Unsurprisingly, nobody knows just yet.

San Diego’s outdoor dining program one step closer to being approved

ABC 10 San Diego 9/16

The San Diego City Council’s Land Use & Housing Committee Thursday approved Mayor Todd Gloria’s program to permanently approve some outdoor dining and retail spaces, bringing the program one step closer to full council approval.

On the Side

Chick-fil-A names Andrew Cathy new CEO

Nation’s Restaurant News 9/17

Chick-fil-A on Thursday announced Andrew Cathy ­— son of current CEO Dan Cathy and grandson of founder S. Truett Cathy — will take over the family business. Andrew Cathy will assume the CEO role on November 1.

The Value of Consumer Data Points to Drive Fast-Food Profits

QSR Magazine 9/16

Here are some steps to understand changing consumer preferences and ultimately increase profitability.

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