The National Labor Relations Board has decided that both franchisors and franchisees can be held liable for unfair labor practices.
The Press Democrat 11/5
In a milestone for the higher wages movement, also known as the “Fight for $15,” the Legislature and governor recently approved Assembly Bill 1228 boosting pay for 550,000 California fast-food workers to $20 an hour beginning next April.
Food Industry Policy
The backlash against single-use plastics has seen a growing market for paper, metal, glass, and plant-based straws. But is the choice between them really a simple one?
Long Beach Post 11/4
A planned outdoor dining space abutting the Belmont Brewing Company that would have added about 35 more seats outside the popular brewery and restaurant is no longer being pursued by the business, according to co-owner David Lott.
On the Side
The Dish: San Diego Bay Wine & Food Fest returns for 19th year with focus on Mexican culture, cuisine
The San Francisco Union Tribune 11/3
The festival will feature more than 20 events, as well as culinary tours, wine and tequila education and dinners at local restaurants.
The San Francisco Chronicle 11/6
When Rafik Bouzidi opened his restaurant Gola in April, he hoped a spot on San Francisco’s most sought-after strip of restaurant real estate — Valencia Street — might help his unique Tunisian food find favor. But six months later, his outlook is not so optimistic.