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The Daily Prep List 11.18.22


Labor federation asks SEC to examine Starbucks’ gift card breakage rate

Restaurant Dive 11/18

Dive Brief:

  • Starbucks may have failed to properly disclose to investors the impact of unused money on gift cards, or breakage revenue, according to a 16-page letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The letter was sent by the Strategic Organizing Center, a labor federation that includes Workers United.

Unionized workers walk out of S.F. Starbucks, joining over 100 coffee shops in actions across the nation

San Francisco Chronicle 11/17

Just months after employees at a San Francisco Starbucks became the first in the city to vote in favor of unionizing, disgruntled employees will strike Thursday as part of a nationwide effort to protest the lack of progress with contract negotiations at unionized stores, store Supervisor James Kreiss said.

Food Industry Policy

Opening a Bay Area restaurant is notoriously hard. Is it getting worse?

San Francisco Chronicle 11/17

Nigel Jones has spent nearly $1 million and three years to open Calabash, a groundbreaking Oakland restaurant that will serve Afro-Caribbean, Malaysian and Persian food under one roof.

L.A. County strongly recommends indoor masking as COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations jump

Los Angeles Times 11/17

Amid a sustained rise in coronavirus transmission, Los Angeles County is once again strongly recommending wearing a mask in indoor public spaces.

On the Side

The Sacramento Bee’s 50 best restaurants of 2022: Where to eat around the region

The Sacramento Bee 11/18

To me, Sacramento is a good city to visit and a great city to live in. That’s how I feel about the food scene, too.

Bay Area’s Best 50 Restaurant Countdown: Nos. 1-50

The Mercury News 11/18

The Bay Area takes justifiable pride in its dining scene. With 50 Michelin starred restaurants and a legacy of luminaries, from Alice Waters to David Kinch, who changed the way we eat — how could we not?

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