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The Daily Prep List: 10.04.21


Policy plus creativity will help California get back to work

CalMatters 10/4

Employers say they can’t find workers while job seekers say they can’t find work. According to the California Employment Development Department, July’s unemployment rate is 5.7% lower than the same time last year. Meanwhile, the U.S. Labor Department reported a record high 10.9 million job openings in early August. So why aren’t Californians filling them?

Foodservice operators expect labor and product shortages to continue

Nation’s Restaurant News 10/1

But they’re still in a better position compared to 2020, according to the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association’s Foodservice Leadership Councils.

Food Industry Policy

Restaurant owners nationwide push to make street-side dining permanent

CNBC 10/3

The pandemic pushed consumers out of dining rooms and onto sidewalks, parking spaces and open streets. Now the push is coming from restaurant owners to keep their outdoor dining structures, tents and sheds around forever.

Survey: Majority of Restaurants Can’t Pay Rent

FSR Magazine 9/30

More than half of restaurant owners (51 percent) could not pay rent this month, according to a new study by Alignable. The percentage is up six points compared to August and 11 points versus July. 

On the Side

Recipe for revenue: Why restaurants are becoming host kitchens

Restaurant Dive 10/4

Restaurants are leveraging unused kitchen capacity to become host kitchens, facilitating the delivery of other brands and raking in extra cash.

S.F.’s most thrilling new wine destination for industry insiders: this quiet Turkish restaurant

San Francisco Chronicle 10/4

Kitchen Istanbul was always one of those good neighborhood restaurants: not too fancy, the sort of place you could count on walking into and getting a table.

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