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The Daily Prep List: 11.18.21

Labor

California Fast Food Workers Strike to Demand Better Working Conditions

Voice of America 11/17 

Fast food workers in California have walked off their jobs to demand more pay and better working conditions.

Will a Restaurant Labor Shortage Usher in an Era of Robotics?

QSR Magazine 11/17

The use of robotics and automation in the service industry has been floated around as a possibility for years.

Food Industry Policy

Who Benefits from the Restaurant Revitalization Fund?

Modern Restaurant Management 11/18

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) was established by the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, which was signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021, with the intention of helping small to mid-sized businesses in the food service industry, which was hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors Adopts Food Recovery Ordinance

County of Santa Clara 11/16

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – The County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors approved the Food Recovery Ordinance on November 16, 2021. 

On the Side

Our Ghost Kitchen Future Will Be Automated

The Spoon 11/17

Back at the Smart Kitchen Summit in 2019, Adam Brotman, the CEO of restaurant tech startup Brightloom, suggested if he was a young entrepreneur and wanted to start a restaurant business, he’d create a ghost kitchen powered by a food making robot.

McDonald’s marks 50 years of Egg McMuffins with 63-cent throwback price

San Jose Mercury News 11/16

Fifty years ago in Santa Barbara, the Egg McMuffin joined the McDonald’s menu for the first time.

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