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The Daily Prep List: 11.29.21


This Oakland restaurant faced no problems hiring during a nationwide staffing crisis. Here’s why

San Francisco Chronicle 11/26

During the first week of staff training at buzzy new Oakland restaurant Daytrip, the owners wanted to talk about money.

A Sacramento cafe owner says she hiked her minimum wage to $16.50 an hour but new staff still didn’t show up for their first shifts

Business Insider 11/26

A Sacramento cafe owner said some job applicants weren’t turning up to interviews or their first shifts even after she hiked hourly wages to $16.50.

Food Industry Policy

As L.A. prepares to enforce vaccine mandate, businesses expect some unpleasantness

Los Angeles Times 11/28

Earlier this month, Milbet Del Cid used social media to put customers of her Guatemalan restaurant on alert. Soon, she would have to make sure they were vaccinated to let them in.

DoorDash has avoided fee caps in Milpitas for months

San Jose Mercury News 11/26

Milpitas restaurant owner Francisco Rodriguez was looking over his financial records last winter when he noticed something was off.

On the Side

Survey: 38% of operators expect holiday sales to top pre-pandemic levels

Restaurant Dive 11/29

Eighty-three percent of Americans plan to dine out during the holiday season and 84% of restaurant operators expect to meet or exceed pre-pandemic sales levels during this timeframe, according to Lightspeed data emailed to Restaurant Dive. 

Your Favorite Restaurant Might Be Taking Delivery Off the Menu

Wall Street Journal 11/28

Consumers might no longer be able to count on delivery of pancakes, ice cream or whatever else they crave, whenever they crave it.

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