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The Daily Prep List: 10.12.21

Labor

A More Financially Stable Workforce Can Fuel Industry Recovery — Even in a Talent Crunch

Modern Restaurant Management 10/12

There’s a surge in demand for hourly workers, and restaurants nationwide are grappling with unprecedented staffing shortages. It’s even led some restaurants to temporarily shutter their doors. Recent research found this shows no sign of slowing down, as more than a third of workers don’t intend to return to the industry.

Experts worry summer’s robust restaurant industry rebound was ‘an artificial sugar rush’

Washington Post 10/8

With labor and supply chain woes, and no more government assistance on the horizon, many restaurateurs fear the winter that is coming.

Food Industry Policy

Newsom extends outdoor dining, to-go alcohol sales

The Signal 10/11

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Friday that allows the sale of to-go alcoholic beverages and outdoor dining expansions to continue as restaurants continue to work toward recovery from the pandemic.

61% of restaurant operators disagree with vaccine mandate, study shows

Restaurant Dive 10/10

Most restaurant operators (61%) don’t agree with President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for companies with at least 100 employees, a new report from Black Box Intelligence finds.

On the Side

The Restaurant List 2021

New York Times 10/12

After a fitful and often grueling 19 months, the nation’s restaurants are slowly coming back. So are the pleasures of eating out.

California Restaurant Association praises law providing restaurant relief, flexibility during pandemic

Orange County Breeze 10/11

The California Restaurant Association (CRA) today praised California Governor Gavin Newsom and members of the legislature for paving the way to offer restaurants a less-bureaucratic way to serve alcohol in expanded outdoor dining settings, allow for carry-out restaurant meals to be sold with alcoholic beverages, and to increase the number of times a catering permit may be used at the same location.

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