Evidence still missing that end of extra unemployment pushed people back to work
There remains little evidence that states successfully nudged people back to work by ending federal unemployment benefits early, according to economists.
Restaurants Are Maybe, Finally Seeing the Benefit of Paying Workers Better Wages
Since the pandemic, the demands of restaurant and food service workers have basically come down to one key thing: the need for higher wages.
Food Industry Policy
Several bills in California would change the food packaging landscape for restaurants
Restaurant Hospitality 9/27
Bills that await Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature include a ban on ‘forever chemicals’ in disposable foodware and making to-go cutlery by request only.
The Restaurant Host Is Suddenly at the Front of the Covid Wars
The New York Times 9/24
Forget the powerful maître d’ of old. Today’s hosts are mostly young, inexperienced women who have to enforce health rules and deal with the sometimes violent response.
On the Side
New York City sued by food delivery companies over cap on what they can charge
Legal Newsline 9/27
DoorDash, Inc., GrubHub Inc., and Portier, LLC., filed a federal complaint on September 9 in the Southern District of New York against the City of New York, alleging violations of the U.S. Constitution and many other laws.
A Price Rush in Casual Dining? Not So Fast, Darden Says
FSR Magazine 9/24
Restaurant prices in the full-service sector lifted 4.9 percent in August compared to last year, according to BLS data. The general conviction, thus far, is that customers haven’t cared.