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The Daily Prep List 1.9.2023


Some restaurant workers could see big wage growth in 2023

CNBC 1/7

Fast-food workers could find themselves earning as much as $22 an hour this year, depending on the results of an ongoing court battle.

California Judge Temporarily Halts Fast-Food Worker Law

The Epoch Times 1/6

A Sacramento Superior Court judge Dec. 30 temporarily halted a new California fast food worker law—originally taking effect Jan. 1.

Food Industry Policy

Parklet Problems: Restaurant Owners Struggle with New Rules, Reconsider Value of Outdoor Dining

The San Francisco Standard 1/9

Two years ago, chef Greg Lutes put up a parklet in front of his Bernal Heights restaurant, 3rd Cousin. Like countless other restaurateurs, he was quick to offer an outdoor dining option during Covid, fearing what might happen to his business if he didn’t. But he was also careful to construct his parklet to meet city code. 

$7 a dozen? Why California eggs are so expensive — and increasingly hard to find

Los Angeles Times 1/7

Golden State shoppers are shelling out extreme prices for eggs, amid an outbreak of bird flu that has killed millions of hens and left local grocers struggling to stock cartons that comply with California law.

On the Side

Should Restaurants Still Believe in Ghost Kitchens?

QSR Magazine 1/9

Headed into 2023, the future of virtual kitchens is becoming more fact than apparition.

Pastry chefs are vanishing from Bay Area restaurants. How did we get here?

San Francisco Chronicle 1/9

Pastry chefs are disappearing from Bay Area restaurants, myself included. You might think, “It’s just dessert,” which is precisely why the endangered pastry chef has vanished from so many restaurants’ payrolls. 

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