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The Daily Prep List: 10.20.21


Restaurant Hiring Trends in 2021: Virtual Interviews, Speed, and Flexibility

QSR Magazine 10/19

As the labor crisis endures, one thing is clear: Candidates are looking for more than just how much they’re being paid in their next job.

The Economic Rebound Is Still Waiting for Workers

New York Times 10/19

Despite school reopenings and the end of some federal aid, many people are in no rush to land a job. Savings and health concerns are playing a role.

Food Industry Policy

NRA urges mayors to support expanded outdoor dining through winter

Restaurant Dive 10/20

The National Restaurant Association sent a letter to the U.S. Conference of Mayors Tuesday urging local leaders to expand outdoor dining allowances, streamline permitting processes, provide funding for outdoor dining infrastructure and promote outdoor dining efforts to help restaurants through the winter.  

In-N-Out won’t follow vaccine rules, so San Francisco shuts the doors to indoor diners

San Jose Mercury News 10/19

The San Francisco Department of Public Health has closed indoor dining at the city’s only In-N-Out location — on Jefferson Street at Fisherman’s Wharf — because the company’s employees have been failing to consistently check for proof of vaccination. In August, the city adopted a policy that limits indoor dining to vaccinated customers.

On the Side

Pad thai, tacos and more: Why California farmers are growing more cilantro than ever

Sacramento Bee 10/19

You can use it to garnish street tacos or pozole. You can add it to pho or pad thai. You can consume its seeds, stems and leaves. Cilantro, also known as coriander or Mexican parsley, is a staple in Latin American and Asian cuisines. And California’s Central Coast is growing tons of it.

Desperate for Workers, Restaurants Turn to Robots

New York Times 10/19

They can make French fries, mix drinks and even clean toilets, and they never ask for a raise. But they also break down.

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