DoorDash Offers Restaurants a Labor Shortage Lifeline
As restaurants continue to struggle with staffing issues, DoorDash has debuted a program designed to help its merchants retain employees.
Podcast: Where The Nov. 8 Elections Could Quickly Usher In Change For Restaurants
Restaurant Business 11/8
Restaurants throughout the country could ultimately feel the impact of one or both chambers of Congress flipping to Republican Party control.
Food Industry Policy
Santa Cruz Parklets Get Temporary Extension
Good Times Santa Cruz 11/8
Local businesses with outdoor spaces built during the pandemic can continue operating through March 2023.
Sebastopol aims to save parklets
Sonoma County Gazette
Most of the meeting focused on parklets. The big problem is the council wants them on Depot Street and on South Main, both of which are Caltrans right-of ways.
On the Side
Fast Food Robots Are Taking Over
The Takeout 11/9
We’ve warned you about the impending robot takeover time and time again. They’re delivering food. They’re loading our dishwashers. They’re assembling our Sweetgreen Harvest Bowls. And soon one company in particular will make sure that our favorite fast food chains all start employing robots at their locations all around the world.
This is the next big restaurant trend
Today, we’re talking about kiosks. McDonald’s first started testing self-service kiosks in 2003 – an ice age ago in tech terms. But it took quite some time for the technology to prove its return. In fact, the McDonald’s U.S. system didn’t implement kiosks systemwide until 2020.