Column: Unemployment benefits weren’t what kept workers home. The latest crummy jobs report proves it
Los Angeles Times 10/12
The latest jobs report from the federal government, covering September employment, had some bad news and, so to speak, some better news.
4 Steps Restaurants Should Take Right Now to Attract More Workers
QSR Magazine 10/12
Restaurants continue to suffer from a lack of available staff. All over the country, restaurants are limiting their hours or even closing completely.
Food Industry Policy
Long live to-go cocktails!
The Takeout 10/12
To-go cocktails, once just a dream to many bar and restaurant goers, are proving state by state that they’re here to stay.
Bill to expand outdoor dining including in Monterey County, signed into law
Monterey Herald 10/12
A bill that will help struggling restaurants by empowering local jurisdictions and give the Department of Alcohol Beverage Control greater flexibility for businesses to expand outdoor dining was signed by Gov. Newsom on Friday.
On the Side
Everybody’s Eating Like It’s the ’90s Again
There are absolutely some things I’d rather leave in the ’90s, like every snack food being low-fat or layering skirts over jeans. But for now, I’m good with rejoicing in espresso martinis and poached pears.
Wendy’s to enhance mobile, drive-thru ordering with AI
Chain Store Age 10/12
The Wendy’s Company intends to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and hybrid cloud tools to create new ways customers can order food via touchpoints including drive-thru and mobile device.