California Fast Food Workers Are Being Shortchanged Again
The Takeout 12/16
When California governor Gavin Newsom signed the FAST Recovery Act back in September, it was considered groundbreaking legislation for the fast food industry because of its generous minimum wage proposal and newly implemented fast food council.
L.A.-area Starbucks workers join nationwide strike of unionized employees
Los Angeles Times 12/16
Four Los Angeles-area Starbucks stores closed Friday morning as employees took to the picket line, joining a three-day nationwide strike of unionized baristas and other staff demanding better treatment from their corporate leaders.
Food Industry Policy
Upland City Council approves downtown parklet project
Daily Bulletin 12/17
The Upland City Council has voted to move forward with a parklets in the historic downtown area that will convert parking into community spaces.
In 2022, Inflation Trumped Everything
Restaurant Business 12/16
No accounting of 2022 can be done without mentioning inflation.
On the Side
San Francisco’s 2023 restaurant outlook shows promise
2023 could be a big year for San Francisco’s restaurant scene.
Sacramento chef hit rock bottom 2 years ago. Now he leads one of California’s best restaurants
The Sacramento Bee 12/16
Chris Barnum-Dann set a goal in culinary school 13 years ago: Become a Michelin-starred chef by the time he turned 40.