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The Daily Prep List: 10.06.21

Labor

Leveraging Marketing Tech to Recruit the Best Restaurant Employees

QSR Magazine 10/6

A “Help Wanted” sign in store no longer cuts it in today’s job market. As of May 2021, companies, including many quick-service restaurant brands, were struggling to fill more than 9.2 million job openings in the U.S.  That same month, “labor shortage” was searched more than any other time in Google history. 

A Majority of Restaurants Expect Biden’s Vaccine Mandate To Be A Blow

Restaurant Business 10/5

Most restaurateurs expect their labor situations to worsen under President Biden’s directive that most private-sector workers be vaccinated against COVID-19, though 58% of operators haven’t yet finalized their mandate strategies, according to a new survey.

Food Industry Policy

Why you might not get plastic utensils next time you go to a restaurant

San Jose Mercury News 10/6

The long-running question at many restaurants: “Do you want fries with that?” might soon be joined with a new one: “Do you want plastic with that?”

Los Angeles poised to enact strict vaccination mandate

San Diego Union Tribune 10/5

Los Angeles leaders on Wednesday were poised to enact one of the nation’s strictest vaccine mandates — a sweeping measure that would require the shots for everyone entering a bar, restaurant, nail salon, gym or even a Lakers game.

On the Side

Business Conditions Are Worse Now than Three Months Ago, Says National Restaurant Association

REBusiness Online 10/5

The majority of full-service and limited-service restaurant operators say that business conditions are worse now than they were three months ago, according to a new survey conducted by the National Restaurant Association.

The Full-Service Industry Goes Frictionless

FSR Magazine Oct. 2021

Friction is the big problem that haunts both guests and staff alike. No matter what side of the dining experience you’re on, any clog in the pipeline creates a negative experience that is internalized and leads to bad reviews and staffing churn.

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