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The Daily Prep List: 10.11.21

Labor

7 ways Smoothie King president prevents labor shortages

Fast Casual 10/11

As restaurant brands across the nation face the ongoing labor shortage, many are focusing on innovative ways to recruit and hire new talent.

Restaurant wages tick higher but the industry’s labor crunch remains intractable

News Nation 10/8

The restaurant industry’s unemployment rate fell to 7.5% in September but remains well above pre-pandemic levels, providing another worrying sign that the labor crunch isn’t going to disappear anytime soon.

Food Industry Policy

COVID Recovery: Gov. Newsom Signs Measures Extending Outdoor Dining, To-Go Cocktails

KPIX CBS SF 10/8

As California seeks to recover from the pandemic, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed measures extending outdoor dining and to-go cocktails, which have kept many restaurants afloat.

Takeout cocktails? Gavin Newsom signs law extending sales of ‘to go’ alcoholic beverages

Sacramento Bee 10/8

Californians can continue ordering their Paloma cocktails to go under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday.

On the Side

They ordered brooms and got only sticks: New Bay Area restaurants scrambling because of supply chain problems

San Francisco Chronicle 10/11

When a new restaurant opened in Oakland’s historic Tribune Tower in August, it immediately made a splash for its ambitious food, a grand redesign and the impressive resumes of its owners.

How host kitchens are propelling virtual brands forward

Restaurant Dive 10/11

Despite the rapid expansion, many experts question whether delivery-only concepts have long-term sustainability.

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