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The Daily Prep List: 09.22.20


California Pauses Unemployment Claims For Two Weeks

KPBS 9/21

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.

California Protects Food Workers Where The Federal Government Does Not

Forbes 9/21

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

Coronavirus: Is it safe to dine indoors? Bay Area restaurants say their survival depends on it

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.

San Francisco restaurants could reopen at 25% capacity in October

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.

Restaurant Owners Concerned About Al Fresco Dining as Temperatures Drop

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

Interview: COVID-19 and dining out

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.

Dear Yelp: Stop Letting Karens Smear Struggling Restaurants During Covid

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. 

Stressful times calls for comfort food. Will the trend outlast the pandemic?

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. 

Steakhouse Icon Sizzler Files for Bankruptcy

FSR Magazine Sep. 2020

Sizzler, a steakhouse founded 62 years ago, filed for bankruptcy Monday, citing the overwhelming effects of the COVID pandemic.

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