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The Daily Prep List: 10.22.21

Labor

McDonald’s workers plan one-day strike to protest sexual harassment of employees

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

CNBC 10/22

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

Why the Big Restaurant Delivery Apps Will Need the Courts to Save Their Business

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

California’s In-N-Out burger chain was fined $750 for failing to verify customers’ vaccination cards at a location in Contra Costa County, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Wednesday.

On the Side

TGI Fridays Partners with C3 to Open Digital Kitchens in 170 Stores

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. 

Where Have All the Fancy Food Trucks Gone?

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? 

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