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The Daily Prep List: 10.29.21


DOL Sets Limit On Amount of Non-Tipped Work

FSR Magazine 10/28

There is now a limit to the amount of time tipped employees can spend on non-tipped activities when the employer receives a tip credit.

Sonic Drive-In Has Collected Nearly $12 Million in Tips for Carhops

QSR Magazine 10/28

For the first time, Sonic Drive-In let customers tip carhops via the brand’s app this year. Now, it’s taking the capability system-wide.

Food Industry Policy

In-N-Out closes all Contra Costa County restaurants for indoor dining after vaccine mandate debate

San Jose Mercury News 10/29

In-N-Out has shut its five Contra Costa County outposts for indoor dining rather than follow the county’s vaccine mandate.

Richmond could become next California city to ban gas appliances

Richmond Confidential 10/28

Gas stoves and fireplaces may be a thing of the past in Richmond under a proposed ordinance that would shut natural gas out of new buildings.

On the Side

Sweetgreen’s IPO Proves, Once and for All, That It’s a Big Boy Tech Company

Eater 10/28

This week, fast-casual salad chain Sweetgreen announced its intent to go public and start trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

A new tech company says monitoring fast-food workers with AI will make orders more accurate

Business Insider 10/28

Agot AI, a computer vision startup based out of Pittsburgh, says it can revolutionize fast food by making orders more accurate. 

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