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The Daily Prep List: 09.30.21


Indeed, OpenTable Assist Restaurants with Resource-Filled Hiring Initiative

QSR magazine 9/29

Indeed and OpenTable have formed a partnership in hopes of closing some labor gaps experienced by restaurants nationwide.

Final Rule Affirms U.S. Department of Labor’s Power to Fine Businesses That Engage in Tip Theft

JD Supra 9/29

The U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule on September 23, 2021 clarifying several amendments to section 3(m) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that concern tip pooling.

Food Industry Policy

NRA: 78% of operators report decline in dine-in business

Restaurant Dive 9/30

Dine-in sales for the restaurant industry are negative, despite two-year average check growth during the week ending Sept. 19, 2021 that is the highest Black Box Intelligence has ever recorded. This slump signals the pandemic’s impact on the restaurant industry is far from over. 

L.A. puts off vote on vaccination requirement for indoor venues

Los Angeles Times 9/29

Many members of the Los Angeles City Council voiced support Wednesday for a sweeping proposal that would require people to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to go inside restaurants, shopping centers, movie theaters, hair and nail salons, and a range of other indoor venues in Los Angeles.

On the Side

How Delta upended California’s economic outlook — from ‘sizzling to ho-hum’

Los Angeles Times 9/29

Remember when the economic recovery in California and the nation was going to seem like the Roaring ’20s? That was what UCLA forecasters predicted nine months ago.

Here Are All the Restaurants Earning Michelin Stars in California for 2021

Robb Report 9/28

It’s back. After a more than two-year, pandemic-induced hiatus, Michelin has released new California stars for the first time since 2019. 

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