California will not accept new unemployment claims for the next two weeks as the state works to prevent fraud and reduce a backlog of unprocessed claims.
The State of California Legislature, Executive Branch, and administrative agencies continue to step up to protect food workers where the federal government cannot or will not.
Food Industry Policy
The Mercury News 9/21
There’s a lot more to worry about now as Jean Pierre Iuliano welcomes diners to his Cafe Mare restaurant in Santa Cruz — in one of the few Bay Area counties open for indoor dining.
Restaurant Dive 9/21
San Francisco could open indoor dining rooms at 25% capacity or up to 100 people by Oct. 1 if the city reaches a lower risk level as measured by the state of California.
NBC, Bay Area 9/21
Fall is around the corner, and as temperatures drop and sweater weather approaches, restaurant owners are concerned the weather will harm their already slower-than-usual business in the middle of the pandemic.
On the Side
Fox 40, Sacramento 9/21
Sonseeahray spoke to Jot Condie, the president and CEO of the California Restaurant Association, about his feelings towards a recent CDC study that seems to suggest dining out in all its forms are dangerous for the spread of COVID-19.
The Bold Italic 9/21
By now, we’ve all been made acutely aware of “Karens” — the newfangled cultural moniker representing someone who belittles service industry workers, upholds anti-vaccination rhetoric, and carries out racist microaggressions — and the shenanigans they’ve gotten themselves into as of late.
San Francisco Chronicle 9/21
Chef Brenda Buenviaje joins “Extra Spicy” co-hosts Justin Phillips and Soleil Ho to discuss the mental health impact of the coronavirus pandemic and how cooking and food are a source of comfort.
Restaurants need to brace for 18 more months of extreme challenges — and the election is about to make things worse
Business Insider 9/20
Restaurants are going to be facing extreme challenges until 2022, according to Oliver Wright, the global head of Accenture’s consumer goods and services practice.
FSR Magazine Sep. 2020
Sizzler, a steakhouse founded 62 years ago, filed for bankruptcy Monday, citing the overwhelming effects of the COVID pandemic.