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The Daily Prep List 11.21.2023


Most Americans tip 15% or less at a restaurant – and some tip nothing, poll finds

CNBC 11/20

When it comes to dining, tipping at least 15% to 20% is traditional etiquette, say experts. It seems many Americans disagree.

Federal Government Delays Start of New Joint Employer Rule

QSR 11/21

The announcement comes as several restaurant groups challenge the mandate in court.

Food Industry Policy

San Francisco businesses suffered major losses during APEC, Owners Say

The San Francisco Standard 11/21

San Francisco APEC turned out to be a gut punch to a commercial area that has been struggling to recover since the pandemic.

Years after Tinhorn Flats bar in Burbank closed, judge throws out COVID shutdown case

Los Angeles Daily News 11/20

A two-year court battle between the city of Burbank and a Western-themed bar that refused to shutter during the COVID-19 pandemic is now over after a judge dismissed all of the remaining claims from both sides earlier this month.

On the Side

Top Burritos in the Bay Area

San Francisco Chronicle 11/21

Burritos are full-on tubular meals that the Bay Area takes very seriously. From the enormous Mission variety to the tiny champs that punch above their weight, there are burritos of all denominations, sizes and styles.

Pie in the sky or low-hanging fruit? What AI can and cannot do for restaurants today and in the future

Nation’s Restaurant News 11/20

There’s no doubt that AI has great promise, but in the restaurant space, where cost of solutions matter, caution and calculation is advisable. I believe operators should be shrewd and strategic when making technology decisions in 2024, considering what is “low-hanging fruit” rather than “pie in the sky.” Fruit, after all, is healthier than pie.

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