Restaurant industry’s labor struggles should ‘rapidly decline’ after midterms, Andy Puzder says
Fox Business 11/4
During an interview on “Cavuto: Coast to Coast,” Friday, former CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder weighed in on the industry’s persistent problem of obtaining and satisfying employees as the nationwide demand for restaurant jobs continues to rise.
Restaurant job growth was uneven in recent months
National Restaurant Association 11/4
Restaurant employment growth slowed in October, but elevated job openings indicate continued strong demand for labor.
Food Industry Policy
Opinion California’s pork proposition would raise prices
Washington Post 11/6
The spin in vegan activist Wayne Pacelle’s Oct. 28 letter, “Farm animal welfare,” claiming that the pork industry is supportive of California Proposition 12 — a law that bans the sale of almost all pork produced in the United States from being sold in the Golden State — would give “Baghdad Bob” a run for his money.
Purging plastics, polluted politics
USC Annenberg Media 11/6
California’s landmark plastics act aims to curb plastic pollution, but lobbying from plastic manufacturers resulted in significant loopholes that enables them to produce more plastic.
On the Side
Over 60 Veterans Day Free Meals and Deals at Starbucks, Applebee’s and More
Friday, November 11 marks Veterans Day—the federal holiday where Americans pay tribute to those who served in the U.S. military.
Spotlight on Hospitality: Restaurant groups collaborate on scholarships and employee support
Monterey Herald 11/4
Susanna Hoffman’s journey to a tourism degree began at Noodle Bar, in her hometown of Marina. The restaurant job she started at age 16 sparked an interest in hospitality and she gained additional industry experience as a Monterey Bay Aquarium volunteer.