The Wealthy Franchisee: Overcoming the “kids these days” effect
Nation’s Restaurant News 12/1
My first real job at age 13 was working at our family ice cream store in San Diego’s popular Seaport Village.
Ahead of Starbucks Union election, a look back at the campaign
Restaurant Dive 11/30
After more than three months of public campaigning, the union drive at Starbucks stores in the Buffalo, New York, area is nearing the decisive moment.
Food Industry Policy
L.A. City Council Stands Up for Taqueros and Fruteros, Urges California to Remove Obstacles for Street Food Vendors
LA Taco 11/30
This morning, Councilmember Nithya Raman led L.A. City Council in considering whether to call on the state of California to make changes to its Retail Food Code, with the expressed interest in making it easier for street vendors to work without the threat of citation, fines, confiscation of materials and equipment, and prohibitive fees.
L.A.’s Proof of Vaccine Mandate Deserves to Be Watched
Capital & Main 11/30Like most COVID-related
safety measures, the city of Los Angeles’ newest proof-of-vaccine mandate can be analyzed to the point of disorientation.
On the Side
Ceviche, curry and cocktails: 13 new restaurants that opened around Sacramento in November
Sacramento Bee 12/1
Craving tandoori chicken or paneer butter masala? You’re in luck: three new Indian restaurants opened around the Sacramento area during the month of November.
With Stellar Pizza, a team of former SpaceX engineers is building pizza robots
Los Angeles Times 11/30
A roving pizza outfit is set to launch in early 2022, but you won’t see its founders assembling the toppings onto the dough and firing the pies in the oven — instead, they’ll just be programming the process. Stellar Pizza, founded by ex-SpaceX engineers Benson Tsai, Brian Langone and James Wahawisan, is a food truck that will serve pizzas made by robotic arms that dress and bake the pizzas, which customers will be able to order via the company’s app.