Wall Street Journal 12/15
Here’s another volley in the debate over the “Fight for $15”: As the federal minimum wage rose from 1989-2013, small businesses in affected states suffered “lower bank credit, higher loan defaults, lower employment, a lower entry and a higher exit rate.”
San Jose Spotlight 12/13
The lowest wage earners across Santa Clara County will get a boost in pay in 2020, with workers in Sunnyvale and Mountain View due to get the biggest bump as both cities increase their minimum wages to $16.05 in January.
Portland Press Herald 12/13
The Maine Department of Labor is reminding workers and employers that a suite of changes to state and federal minimum wage and overtime laws is coming in less than three weeks.
Wall Street Journal 12/12
This city’s minimum wage is rising to $16.39 an hour on Jan. 1. Instead of receiving a bigger paycheck, I’m left without any pay at all due to the policy change. That’s because the restaurant where I’ve worked for six years is closing as a consequence of the city’s harmful minimum-wage experiment.
Food Industry Policy
San Francisco Chronicle 12/14
First, if a restaurant can afford a new building in the Bay Area, it can afford to train its chefs in — and keep kitchen workers cool by — using electric induction stoves.
On the Side
Los Angeles Times 12/14
Rosa Porto, the baker and Cuban émigré who founded the popular Porto’s Bakery & Cafe chain in Southern California with her family, died Friday, according to the business’ Instagram page. She was 89.
NBC, Los Angeles 12/14
A number of fast-food chains have introduced plant-based meat alternatives in recent months, partnering with meatless companies Beyond Meat or Impossible Foods.
Modern Restaurant Management 12/13
They’re the restaurant’s human face: ensuring customers feel welcome, answering questions and bringing out each course with efficiency and charm. That’s right, we’re talking about waiting staff.
The Verge 12/13
When Christopher Ayres started as Taco Bell’s creative director, he didn’t realize just how passionately some people loved the fast-food chain.
QSR Magazine Dec. 2019
Everyone likes relaxing over a meal with their best friend, but what if your best friend is your dog?