USA Today 10/22
McDonald’s workers in several cities are planning a one-day walk out next Tuesday to protest what they say is continued sexual harassment of employees, and to call for the workforce to unionize to help address the problem.
Restaurants prep for long-term labor crunch by turning to robots to man the fryer, shuttle food to tables
At Inspire Brand’s Innovation Center in Atlanta, the Flippy robot is taking on a new challenge. The automated worker, made by Miso Robotics, first came onto the scene as a burger solution. Now, it’s frying wings for the first time.
Food Industry Policy
Robb Report 10/21
At a Goldman Sachs conference last month, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi addressed legislation capping the commissions restaurants have had to pay Uber (Postmates’ parent company) and other large delivery companies in recent months.
In-N-Out fined $750 by a California county over COVID-19 rules, after a 2nd of its restaurants failed to check diners’ vaccine cards, a report says
Business Insider 10/21
On the Side
FSR Magazine 10/22
TGI Fridays, the iconic American casual dining bar restaurant chain with over 700 restaurants in 54 countries worldwide has partnered with Sam Nazarian’s C3, (Creating Culinary Communities) which has quickly become the fastest-growing food-tech platform today.
Voice of OC 10/21
Recently, I was tasked with locating a few food trucks for an event. What I expected to be a relatively easy project ended up being near impossible. It got me wondering: What happened to all the food trucks?