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The Daily Prep List: 1.28.22


A ‘Gen U’ of young Starbucks baristas are powering a growing push to unionize

CNBC 1/28

From coast to coast, young Starbucks baristas are pushing to unionize their cafes, flexing their collective power against the coffee giant in a fight that could change the broader restaurant industry and its workforce.

Two bills that need to be permanently defeated in Sacramento

Los Angeles Daily News / Souther California News Group 1/27

Some of these bills deserve to be dead permanently

Food Industry Policy

San Francisco eases mask rule, official says LA not ready

Associated Press 1/28

LOS ANGELES (AP) — COVID-19 case numbers are on the decrease in Los Angeles County but a top health official said Thursday it’s too soon to consider relaxing mask and vaccination requirements in LA, as San Francisco plans to do next week.

Omicron in California: Oakland prepares to enforce new vaccine mandate

San Francisco Chronicle 1/27

A new variant dubbed “stealth omicron” is in the Bay Area and health experts are racing to understand it.

On The Side

AI in Restaurants? The Possibilities are Limitless

QSR Magazine 1/28

It looks like 2022 is shaping up to be a very interesting year in restaurant technology, especially in the quick-serve and fast-casual spaces.

Digital-first diners are driving the rise of collaborative commerce

Restaurant Dive 1/27

Mobile devices are set to play an even more pivotal role in evolving the dining experience. 

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