McDonald’s Says It Has Largely Achieved Pay Equality
Restaurant Business 10/19
The burger giant says it has achieved pay equality for company employees in underrepresented groups. Women are on track to achieve equal pay for equal work next year.
Down 352,000 jobs, California restaurant owners look for a lifeline
Los Angeles Daily News 10/18
When the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in early 2020, Mike Mardoyan watched as business at his deli fell off a cliff. The owner of Hideout Cafe, a small eatery in a Woodland Hills office building, said revenue plummeted 80%. He was able to get a $12,000 Small Business Administration loan to stay afloat, but now he’s facing a bigger challenge — hiring more workers.
Food Industry Policy
Ninth Circuit flies into debate over California foie gras ban
Courthouse News Service 10/18
The three-judge panel grilled attorneys on whether California’s ban on out-of-state shipments of foie gras to stores and restaurants runs contrary to federal policy.
Biden’s Maskless Exit from a D.C. Restaurant Invites Criticism
Photographers and diners captured images of the president walking through Fiola Mare without wearing a mask.
On the Side
Measuring Restaurant Success After COVID: New KPIs for a New Era in Dining
FSR Magazine 10/19
Business models for restaurateurs continue to evolve as the industry adapts to new consumer trends and technology innovations. Online and mobile ordering, curbside pickup, delivery services, and more have become commonplace for quick/fast-casual and table-service restaurants alike.
California Restaurants Struggling to Get Back on Their Feet
NBC 4 Los Angeles 10/18
Even as we emerge from the pandemic, 37% of California restaurants can’t pay their rent. They’re struggling to get back on their feet, but can’t find enough workers to meet the demand as customers return.