Many Restaurants Pay Tipped Workers Next to Nothing. Does that Violate their Civil Rights?
Civil Eats 1/20
Jillian Melton was paid just $2.13 per hour—the lowest legal cash wage in the U.S.—during her six years at Seasons 52 Wine Bar and Grill in Memphis, Tennessee.
Will the Biden Administration Deliver on Overtime Pay?
Capital & Main 1/19
The typical American is working more hours per week — especially during the COVID pandemic — and yet only a fraction of employees qualify for overtime pay.
Food Industry Policy
No bacon in California? Restaurants, grocers try to make sense of new pork-products law
Fresno Bee 1/19
No bacon in California? Restaurants, grocers try to make sense of new pork-products law.
Starbucks pauses plan to require vaccination or weekly testing after Supreme Court ruling
Starbucks has suspended its plan to require baristas to get vaccinated or receive weekly testing.
On the Side
McDonald’s new veggie burger McPlant is coming to 260 outposts in the Bay Area
San Francisco Chronicle 1/20
The Bay Area is the next battleground for the veggie burger wars, fast food chain edition.
Delivery firms are offering more flexibility to retain partners. Will it work?
Restaurant Dive 1/19
Over the past two years, third-party delivery aggregators made a feast of the pandemic environment that threatened so many restaurant operators with famine.