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The Daily Prep List: 1.27.22


The restaurant labor crisis won’t end in 2022. But it’s improving.

Restaurant Dive 1/27

David Nayfeld didn’t want to risk reopening Che Fico, the independent Italian restaurant he co-owns in San Francisco, for most of the pandemic.

Santa Cruz Starbucks joins union wave

Santa Cruz Sentinel 1/26

SANTA CRUZ – Starbucks on the corner of Ocean and Water streets in Santa Cruz is one of the latest stores to join the unionization effort.

Food Industry Policy

L.A. hasn’t cited any businesses for violating proof-of-vaccination rules

Los Angeles Times 1/26

It was a decision that grabbed attention across the country: Los Angeles leaders had voted to require indoor restaurants, gyms, movie theaters and many other businesses to check that customers were vaccinated against COVID-19.

Los Angeles Rethinks Parking

Commercial Observer 1/26

Of all the unexpected moments that came during the early days of the pandemic, the halt in traffic and emptying out of streets throughout Los Angeles created something both surreal and thought-provoking.

On The Side

Is Your Ghost Kitchen Haunted by Food Safety Breaches?

Modern Restaurant Management 1/27

The restaurant industry is still dealing with pandemic-related issues, including supply chain disruptions, new COVID variants and surging cases, labor shortages, rising prices, and a shift in consumer demand.

Remembering Bay Area Businesses Lost During Covid

KQED 1/26

More than 120 restaurants closed in San Francisco in 2021—and many still-open places feel like they’re on their last legs. 

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