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The Daily Prep List: 11.06.20


Success of $15 Minimum Wage Measures ‘Huge Win for the Working People’ of Florida and Portland, Maine

Common Dreams 11/5

In a pair of wins for workers, residents across the state of Florida and in Portland, Maine voted Tuesday for ballot measures to establish a $15 minimum hourly wage, more than double the $7.25 required at the federal level.

11th Circ. Upholds Payroll Co.’s $10.5M Tip Tax Credit Win

Law360 11/5

A Florida-based payroll and employment services company is entitled to an employment tip tax credit worth more than $10 million, the Eleventh Circuit said Thursday, upholding a lower court’s decision. 

Food Industry Policy

The Era of Small-Box Restaurants Has Arrived

QSR Magazine 11/5

The volatile post-pandemic indoor dining experience is forcing operators to look for workarounds to the risks associated with dining rooms, and in many ways to explore new footprint opportunities that minimize the dining room altogether.

The future of Bay Area restaurant industry might be food hubs, a worker-driven twist on food halls

San Francisco Chronicle 11/4

It can be difficult to describe what exactly is happening at some of the Bay Area’s most interesting food spaces right now. Some are like food halls, with multiple vendors operating under one roof. Some present as specialty food shops, but with so much more going on behind the scenes. Others describe themselves as collectives, though they don’t function as a traditional co-op.

Feastin is the delicious, restaurant-friendly food delivery platform we need now

7×7 11/4

Ordering a ton of takeout lately? You’re not alone. Feeling guilty about the high costs local restaurants must swallow when offering delivery and concerned about the sustainability of this most beloved industry? Yeah, us too.

On the Side

State ABC gets $2M to enforce underage drinking, other alcohol laws

Daily Republic 11/4

The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control announced Tuesday it has been awarded a $1.99 million grant to fund departmental programs to combat underage drinking.

Bay Area chefs recall Cecilia Chiang’s mentorship: ‘She influenced countless generations’

San Francisco Chronicle 11/4

Cecilia Chiang, who died Wednesday at age 100, was known as the matriarch of Chinese food in the United States not just for her groundbreaking San Francisco restaurant, the Mandarin. She was also a prolific mentor well into her 90s, when she continued to dine at restaurants and advise people in the industry, said local chefs and restaurateurs in the wake of her death.

San Francisco’s oldest restaurant puts its reopening on ice

The Mercury News 11/4

San Francisco’s legendary Tadich Grill had hoped to reopen Nov. 9 after a long shutdown during this coronavirus year. But the city’s plans to allow restaurants to serve at 50 percent indoor capacity have been put on hold by Mayor London Breed because of an uptick in COVID-19 hospitalizations.

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