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The Daily Prep List: 10.07.20


Several California Cities to Raise Minimum Wage Rates for 2021

Bloomberg 10/7

Several California cities in the San Francisco Bay area, including Los Altos, Petaluma, Palo Alto, San Mateo, and San Jose, have released their minimum wage rates for 2021.

Food Industry Policy

LA Restaurant Loses Legal Battle in Ongoing Coronavirus Insurance Fight

Eater, Los Angeles 10/6

A Los Angeles restaurant faced a legal setback in a lawsuit against its insurance company this week, setting precedent for what could be a tough round of claim denials for restaurants negatively affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Trump dashes restaurants’ hopes for immediate federal aid

Restaurant Business 10/6

The president said he’s suspending negotiations on a new relief package until after the election.

What Marijuana Laws Mean for Your Restaurant Business 

Modern Restaurant Management 10/6

Whether in favor of or against these new marijuana laws, restaurant businesses that operate in multiple states need to be especially careful about how they approach marijuana in workplace situations.

LA partners with Ritual to help restaurants boost digital capabilities

Restaurant Business 10/6

Restaurants will get temporary free access to the ordering platform. It is the second such partnership to be announced in as many weeks.

For Many SF Restaurants, Indoor Dining at 25 Percent Capacity May Be a Losing Proposition

Eater, San Francisco 10/6

It’s been a long, winding path to indoor dining in San Francisco these past six months, even just to reach the 25 percent capacity version of it that has been allowed since last Wednesday, September 30.

On the Side

Anthony Zaller Inducted as Chair of the California Restaurant Association Foundation Board of Directors

Restaurant News 10/6

Anthony Zaller was recently elected Chair of the Board of Directors for the California Restaurant Association Foundation (CRAF), a non-profit that invests in and empowers California’s restaurant workforce.

Meet the Gutsy 75-Year-Old Opening a Restaurant During the Pandemic

Eater, Los Angeles 10/6

While some hospitality professionals launched side hustles to survive the pandemic, 75-year-old Siu Chen made the bold leap from entrepreneurial home cook to restaurant owner with Medan Kitchen.

McDonald’s Plans New Bakery Menu, Including Cinnamon Rolls

QSR Magazine Oct. 2020

Like many of its category peers, McDonald’s trimmed menu offerings in recent months to better serve a COVID-19 climate. More than six months ago, it pulled back on All-Day Breakfast to boost execution—namely speed of service—as restaurants focused solely on drive thru and off-premises channels.  

The New Rules of Engagement Between Restaurants and Consumers

FSR Magazine Oct. 2020

As restaurants reopen, they are re-entering a market that is tenuous and uncertain. Operators are looking for new ways to preserve and grow their business, while simultaneously providing customers an enjoyable experience.

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