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The Daily Prep List: 10.18.21


Jack In The Box workers in Folsom say managers threatened to call immigration enforcement

The Sacramento Bee 10/16

Workers at a Jack In The Box restaurant in Folsom say management there threatened to call immigration enforcement after the employees made complaints about wage theft, a lack of meal or rest breaks and COVID-19 safety.

Hiring Challenges: Will The Traditional Restaurant Disappear Forever?

Forbes 10/15

In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, the chief executive and chairman for Fifth Third Bancorp in Cincinnati, Ohio Greg D. Carmichael offered reasons for wanting a return to in-office work, saying, “We can’t be a great company working remotely. We can get the job done, but it’s tough to flourish.”

Food Industry Policy

New California Animal-Welfare Law Could Push Pork Prices Higher

CBS 13/CNN 10/17

(CNN/CBS13) — A soon-to-be-implemented animal welfare law in California is throwing another wrinkle into the pork industry, which has seen products grow more expensive due in part to the supply chain issues and inflationary pressures spurred by the pandemic.

With vaccine mandates looming, companies are worried about worker shortages

San Francisco Chronicle 10/17

The coming federal vaccine mandate could result in a wave of firings of employees who are reluctant to get the life-saving shots.

On the Side

Restaurants are plotting aggressive franchise expansion. Here’s where — and why

Restaurant Dive 10/18

Much of the dust of the COVID-19 crisis has settled in the restaurant industry, revealing a market landscape that looks markedly different from the segment’s status quo in 2019.

Research: Half of Restaurant Operators Plan to Utilize Some Form of Automation Technology Within the Next 2 to 3 Years

Restaurant Technology News 10/15

In a new research study, entitled “Hospitality Industry Report: Technology Trends, the Future of Restaurants and More,” Lightspeed surveyed over 2,000 global restaurant owners, operators, managers and guests to see how the past year has changed their views on the industry, for better or worse, and how they plan to adjust and adapt.

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