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The Daily Prep List: 09.20.21

Labor

&pizza cofounder, CEO Michael Lastoria on solving the restaurant labor crisis

Nation’s Restaurant News 9/17

Labor is the No. 1 challenge facing restaurant operators today. Following the massive disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, brands have struggled to adequately staff their restaurants as workers have exited the industry and balked at returning for low wages and an increasingly stressful work environment.

Why Californians aren’t going back to work

CalMatters 9/20

Some experts had predicted that the federal government’s Sept. 4 cutoff of expanded unemployment benefits for 2.2 million Californians would prompt people to reenter the workforce, but there hasn’t been a noticeable shift so far. 

Food Industry Policy

Restaurants turn to tech tools to streamline vaccine requirements, verification

SmartBrief 9/20

As more restaurants begin to require customers to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination for indoor dining, many are enlisting technology solutions to streamline the process of informing diners and verifying their vaccination status. 

How Will Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Affect Restaurants?

FSR Magazine 9/17

Navigating the past 18 months of COVID-19 restrictions has been a whirlwind experience for restaurants. With unpredictable new guidelines emerging left and right, they had to adapt and survive, and do so again. 

On the Side

DoorDash rolls out alcohol delivery to 20 states

Restaurant Dive 9/20

Before the pandemic, DoorDash only offered alcohol delivery in California, but the company has built out the channel over the past year and a half.

Redwood City businesses mount joint defense to ADA lawsuits

QSR Magazine 9/20

Dutch Bros Coffee arrived on the New York Stock Exchange this past Wednesday, fulfilling plans that began formulating nearly three years ago.

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