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The Daily Prep List 10.23.2023


California Boosts Minimum Wage for Health Care and Fast-Food Workers

The New York Times 10/23

Sector-specific pay bumps are a new twist in a state that already has one of the highest hourly minimum wages in the nation.

California’s unemployment rate crept up in September, state data shows

Courthouse News Service 10/20

The September jobs report comes under a week after Governor Gavin Newsom’s deadline to sign, or veto, bills.

Food Industry Policy

San Francisco Restaurants Blindsided by Possible Ban on Service Fees

San Francisco Eater 10/20

Bay Area restaurant owners and workers say a ban on additional service fees would make it “almost impossible” for small businesses to survive.

Planning Commission OKs Open Sesame’s parklet application, overruling parking concerns

Long Beach Post 10/20

With some commissioners split on how parking in Belmont Shore would be affected, the Long Beach Planning Commissioners voted 3-1 Thursday night to deny an appeal that sought to block the popular Lebanese restaurant, Open Sesame, from building an outdoor dining parklet.

On the Side

23,000 people attend In-N-Out’s 75th anniversary festival in Southern California

East Bay Times 10/23

Fast food and racing car fans descended on Pomona on Sunday, Oct. 22, for a 12-hour festival marking the 75th anniversary of In-N-Out Burger.

Why this year has been ‘terrifying’ for Bay Area restaurants

The San Francisco Chronicle 10/23

Friday nights at Tacolicious in San Francisco’s Mission District are quiet. Very quiet. Sales, once brisk at happy hour, are down a shocking 35% — not from pre-pandemic, but from last year.

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