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The Daily Prep List: 12.09.20


Could Biden finally get the national minimum wage to $15?

Fortune 12/8

On Election Night last month, one of the most hotly anticipated results from the state of Florida—beyond which presidential candidate would capture the battleground state—was voters’ decision on a proposed near-doubling of the minimum wage.

Food Industry Policy

Judge limits L.A. County outdoor dining ban in searing rebuke, but state order remains

Los Angeles Times 12/9

A judge has limited Los Angeles County’s outdoor dining ban to three weeks, even as a state order will keep the restrictions in place past Christmas, according to a ruling issued Tuesday.

California judge says L.A. officials ‘arbitrarily’ set outdoor dining ban

Politico 12/9

A judge on Tuesday dealt a rebuke to Los Angeles County public health officials racing to control Covid-19’s spread, blocking an indefinite ban on outdoor dining announced late last month.

California Restaurant Association CEO ‘hopeful’ coronavirus outdoor dining ban will be lifted by courts

Fox News 12/8

California public health officials are closing restaurants without substantial scientific evidence, California Restaurant Association CEO Jot Condie said on Tuesday.

Cap On Food Delivery Fees Being Considered In Santa Clara County

Patch 12/8

With a new shelter-in-place order in place until Jan. 4, Santa Clara County officials are hoping to help struggling restaurant owners.

On the Side

These California lawmakers distanced for work. Then they shared dinner at a Sacramento restaurant

The Sacramento Bee 12/8

For their swearing-in session on Monday, Assembly leaders moved their house from the state Capitol to the Golden 1 Center to make sure lawmakers were appropriately spaced. COVID-19 safety concerns meant that families and guests were excluded from the event.

10,000 American restaurants may close within three weeks: report

New York Daily News 12/8

The number of restaurants in America that will close their doors for good could be as many as 10,000 in the next three weeks, according to a report.

101 Restaurants, dishes, people and ideas that define how we eat

Los Angeles Times 12/7

It has been a year like no other — a year in which, as with so much of life in Los Angeles and beyond, our food culture was reshaped by tragedy. Restaurants of all types, sizes and ages closed forever. 

With Technology and COVID-19, it’s How, Not If for Restaurants

QSR Magazine Dec. 2020

A former Red Robin executive on where to begin with tech, and what the end result might just look like.

McDonald’s Invests in Clean Energy that Could Power 8,000 Restaurants

QSR Magazine Dec. 2020

McDonald’s is energizing its fight against climate change by investing in wind and solar projects across the country that have enough power to operate 8,000 restaurants.

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