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The Daily Prep List: 09.25.20


HMB’s $15 minimum wage kicks in Jan. 1

Half Moon Bay Review 9/24

The city of Half Moon Bay will implement a new $15 per hour minimum wage beginning Jan. 1, 2020. Whether that will improve life for low-wage workers in the city or prevent their employers from keeping them depends on whom you ask.

Food Industry Policy

Tenderloin Streets Close to Cars, Transforming Into a Gigantic Outdoor Dining Space

Eater, San Francisco 9/24

After months of work by neighborhood groups and political officials, several restaurants in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood will soon spill out beyond their smattering of sidewalk-bound tables and chairs, taking over area streets with expansive outdoor dining setups where cars used to speed through.

On the Side

2020 has done a number on downtown Sacramento restaurants. What does the future hold?

The Sacramento Bee 9/24

COVID-19 risk and social distancing protocols have crippled restaurants across the region, and no neighborhood has been hit harder than downtown Sacramento.

Panda Express Had a COVID-19 Task Force in January

QSR Magazine 9/24

There’s a sentiment today that cleanliness is the new ambiance. You’d be hard-pressed to find a restaurant not touting enhanced measures and COVID-19-inspired changes.

The dozen closed restaurants of the Top 100 list

San Francisco Chronicle 9/24

Six months ago, our Top 100 list was precisely that: One hundred wonderful and extraordinary restaurants, ones I thought represented the best of the Bay Area’s high-energy dining scene, its ethical yearnings and cultural nuances.

Rise of the ghost kitchens: How virtual restaurants are reshaping L.A.’s dining economy

Los Angeles Times 9/24

It’s 11 p.m. on a weeknight and you’re hungry. Already in your pajamas, you unlock your smartphone and open a delivery app to scroll through a virtual buffet of options.

McDonald’s all-day breakfast menu may be gone for good 

Fox News 9/24

The most important meal of the day may no longer be served all day at McDonald’s. The fast-food chain stopped serving its coveted all-day breakfast menu at the end of March during the height of the coronavirus pandemic as more franchisees pivoted to drive-thru and delivery only to curb the spread of the virus. 

Fresh Brothers and Beyond Meat Launch New Items

QSR Magazine 9/24

Fresh Brothers is partnering with Beyond Meat, Inc., a leader in plant-based meat, to enhance its plant-based game and offer all new menu items and create your own options using plant-based Beyond Beef. The new items replace existing plant-based options on the menu and will be available starting this week.

McDonald’s is quietly working on its first-ever food loyalty program

The New York Post 9/23

McDonald’s, which recently ran out of ingredients for its mega-popular Travis Scott meal promotion, is quietly gearing up to test a food loyalty program to boost pandemic sales.

Where Are San Francisco’s Interesting Fine Dining Experiences These Days?

Eater, San Francisco 9/23

Fine dining fans have been left out in the cold. If you want to dig deeper, the entire industry is discussing the future of fine dining right now. 

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