Los Angeles Times 11/5
In a bold but polarizing move, the West Hollywood City Council unanimously approved a minimum wage hike that will boost pay for hourly employees of hotels, restaurants and other businesses as soon as January.
San Jose Mercury News 11/4
Officially, California has 1.4 million unemployed residents, but a new study that takes into account people who can’t find jobs that pay above poverty level says the number is three times higher at 4.8 million.
Food Industry Policy
QSR Magazine 11/5
After a lengthy stretch of soft results, the restaurant industry is enjoying some upward movement again.
Nation’s Restaurant News 11/4
The Biden Administration announced Thursday that OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) published a final rule for the second COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard detailing the employee vaccination/testing mandates. All workers at 100+-employee companies covered by OSHA (covering 84 million American employees) must be fully vaccinated by Jan. 4, or undergo weekly testing.
On the Side
Fast Casual 11/5
The U.S. restaurant industry continues to recover from last year’s steep declines, although not yet back to pre-pandemic levels.
Restaurant Dive 11/5
Dickey’s has announced a partnership with Toronto-based Ghost Kitchen Brands to expand pickup and delivery locations across North America.