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The Daily Prep List: 09.27.21


Evidence still missing that end of extra unemployment pushed people back to work

CNBC 9/24

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

Eater 9/24

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. 

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