Restaurant Business 10/27
Higher QSR prices could boost the value of sit-down meals, CEO Greg Levin said. But BJ’s will still feel some labor inflation.
Restaurant Dive 10/27
The chain plans to hike prices by mid-to-high single digits in California next year to compensate for a 20% wage increase in that market
Food Industry Policy
San Francisco Chronicle 10/30
There aren’t many places left like Sam’s Grill, where tuxedo-clad waiters serve dishes like the oyster-studded omelet called the Hangtown Fry that dates to the restaurant’s Gold Rush-era founding. So to help sustain this member of San Francisco’s celebrated Legacy Business Program, created to protect historic establishments from potential displacement, last year the city issued a grant of $24,609
Palo Alto Online 10/27
While community members support enhanced outdoor dining, many have determined that it cannot exist unless there is a total street closure. But blocking the main artery to the district is cutting off the lifeblood to many businesses, and we believe it’s unnecessary.
On the Side
Los Angeles Times 10/28
Mole of memory, a food-loving composer, an epic celebrity food crawl and lomo saltado tacos. I’m Laurie Ochoa, general manager of L.A. Times Food, with this week’s Tasting Notes.
San Francisco Eater 10/27
SF Restaurant Week returns November 3-16 — here are some of the most enticing menus to try.