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The Daily Prep List: 10.01.20


Gov. Newsom rejects California return-to-work bill

San Francisco Chronicle 9/30

The bill would have created “return to work” rights for some laid-off workers in industries hit hardest by the pandemic including hospitality, event centers, airports, building services and others.

Food Industry Policy

Fresno restaurants resume some indoor dining, but hardship not over. Here’s why

The Fresno Bee 9/30

Limited indoor dining began returning to restaurants across Fresno this week as COVID-19 numbers improved enough to push the county into a less restrictive tier of state regulations.

Indoor dining brings hope to San Francisco restaurants for first time in months

San Francisco Chronicle 9/30

In a Bay Area dining world still adjusting to the coronavirus pandemic, San Francisco restaurants resumed indoor service on Wednesday with temperature checks, strict mask enforcement policies and multi-question health surveys.

SF’s Indoor Dining Rules: Televisions Forbidden, Employee ‘De-Escalation’ Training Mandatory

Eater, San Francisco 9/30

As of September 30, San Francisco is open for indoor dining, with a capacity limit of 25 percent and a maximum of 100 people. Of course, to reopen, restaurants must comply with a 12-page rulebook issued by the city’s Department of Public Health Wednesday morning.

On the Side

Cold weather means new challenges for struggling restaurants

San Francisco Chronicle 9/30

U.S. restaurants are moving warily into fall, hoping their slow recovery persists despite the new challenge of chilly weather and a pandemic that’s expected to claim even more lives.

What I Learned Covering Restaurants During the Pandemic

Bon Appetit 9/30

It began with a text. “In light of coronavirus, what have you been experiencing at Mister Jiu’s in the last day/today?” I sent this to Brandon Jew, the chef and owner of Mister Jiu’s in San Francisco, on March 10 at 1:05 p.m. He replied, “Reservations and walk-ins have been down.

No Us Without You Is Feeding the Essential Workers Who’ve Fed Us

Bon Appetit 9/30

No Us Without You is a nonprofit that provides free 75-pound grocery kits to hundreds of undocumented restaurant workers and their families in Los Angeles on a weekly basis.

How the 6-Feet Rule Can Lead Us Astray

Slate 9/30

Since March, we’ve all been forced to rethink our handling of personal space. Dictating our distance from other humans is a rule of thumb that defines “close contact”: If you’re within 6 feet of someone for more than 15 minutes, it’s potentially dangerous. 

COVID Half a Year Later: What’s the State of the Restaurant Industry?

FSR Magazine 9/30

Where does the restaurant industry stand? Where is it headed? There remains plenty of uncertainty, even six-plus months in. A testy election awaits less than 40 days away. Regulations and restrictions jostle by the hour. 

Preparing Restaurant Development for Whatever the Future Holds

QSR Magazine Oct. 2020

A look at how brands can optimize their development goals with flexible prototypes, from a Captain D’s executive.

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