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The Daily Prep List: 09.24.20


Pincho Offering Employees PTO to Vote

QSR Magazine 9/22

With the coming election in November, PINCHO, the beloved South Florida born and bred fast casual concept, is encouraging all employees to exercise their right to vote regardless of their political bent.

Food Industry Policy

Will Capping Delivery Service Commissions at 15 Percent Help Restaurants?

5280, Denver 9/23

A new ordinance, if passed by the Denver City Council in October, prohibits companies like DoorDash and Uber Eats from charging restaurants up to 30 percent per order.

San Franciscans Who Feel Comfortable Dining Indoors Just Need To Cross the County Line

Eater, San Francisco 9/23

While restaurant dining rooms in San Francisco remain dark, folks in SF who want to enjoy a sit-down, indoor meal can still do so: they just need to cross the Golden Gate Bridge into Marin County, or venture south into San Mateo County. 

San Diego Stays Open

KPBS 9/23

San Diego County will remain in the “red” tier of the state’s COVID-19 reopening plan for at least one more week, state officials said Tuesday, citing data on the two metrics California uses to judge counties’ infection rates.

On the Side

National Restaurant Association Show Taking Applications for Kitchen Innovation Awards

FSR Magazine 9/23

It’s time, once again, to showcase the gold standard of foodservice equipment innovation. The National Restaurant Association Show, the premier event to learn about foodservice technology innovations, unique ingredients, and emerging trends in the restaurant industry, is now accepting applications for the 2021 Kitchen Innovation (KI) Awards.

Curbside service shifts into the fast lane

Restaurant Business 9/23

Delivery was supposed to be the big gainer of the pandemic. But operators have discovered that an old service coupled with new technology is what they’re seeing as a greater sales opportunity.

Tijuana Flats Restarts Franchising Program

QSR Magazine 9/23

After a quarter-century of success, Tijuana Flats is expanding its footprint. The Tex-Mex favorite is announcing its return to franchising following a 13-year hiatus from that model.

Black Restaurant Week and Pepsi Join Forces

FSR Magazine 9/22

Foodies can raise their forks to events showcasing African-American, African and Caribbean cuisine as Black Restaurant Week embarks on a local market tour this fall with Pepsi as its first-ever national title sponsor since its founding in 2016. 

With Sports Back, Can Empty Stadiums Turn Into Crowded Restaurants?

FSR Magazine Sep. 2020

Sports have returned to quiet stadiums across America. While great news for TV networks, where it leaves restaurants is a more complex debate. Does this locked-out group of fans present opportunity?

Emerging Franchises Discover Ways to Thrive in Pandemic Conditions

QSR Magazine Sep. 2020

It was supposed to be a big year for Chicken Salad Chick. The brand already had 100-plus locations, but planned to open 50 additional stores by the end of 2020—that is, until the pandemic demanded a reassessment.

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