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The Daily Prep List 10.31.2023


Unemployment insurance: California’s ‘urgent’ $20 billion problem

CalMatters 10/31

The state’s unemployment insurance debt, which ballooned as a result of the pandemic, is in dire straits with no clear path forward.

Economic Hurdles Do Little to Harm McDonald’s Momentum

QSR 10/30

A $20 minimum wage, joint employer rule, and inflation are all standing in the chain’s way, but none of it will keep the brand from winning, the CEO said.

Food Industry Policy

Torrance will cite illegal food vendors at Sleepy Hollow’s light display

The Daily Breeze 10/30

Starting this holiday season, Torrance will take a stricter stance against sidewalk vendors and homeowners who do not have the proper licensing to sell food at Sleepy Hollow’s annual lights display — by citing or ticketing them.

Marin Voice: Reusable foodware makes a difference by avoiding plastic waste

Marin Independent Journal 10/30

This new ordinance aims to eliminate single-use plastic foodware originating in restaurants and takeout food businesses. It’s a “top-five” category of trash and it can be found on our beaches, in waterways and roadsides.

On the Side

Customers are Going Digital to Find Restaurants

QSR 10/30

While third-party apps are proving a powerful tool to reach new guests, direct channels are where a lot of discovery is taking place.

These Five Businesses Will Land Inside Downtown

San Francisco’s Vegan-Friendly Ikea Dining Hall

San Francisco Eater 10/30

Saluhall, the new dining hall next to Ikea, is aiming to have 80 percent plant-based offerings with its restaurants.

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