California fast-food businesses prepare for minimum wage increase in 2023
KABC ABC7 12/21
With California’s minimum wage set to increase on Jan. 1 to $15.50 per hour, the fast-food industry is bracing for possible changes.
Here’s what you need to know about California’s new pay transparency law
In less than two weeks, job seekers in California will finally know how much a job pays when they apply for it — if companies don’t figure out a way around a new law.
Food Industry Policy
Fentanyl in California: Should bars, gas stations, libraries be required to have Narcan to respond to overdoses?
The Mercury News 12/20
California could soon require communities hit hard by the growing fentanyl crisis to become the first in the nation to require gas stations, bars and even libraries to stock up on the overdose-reversing drug Narcan, under a new legislative proposal unveiled Tuesday.
Despite widespread retailer support, a bill that targets swipe fees is unlikely to pass
Modern Retail 12/21
As Congress races to get a budget bill passed in the final days of its current session, the chance of a much-hyped bill that could save retailers billions of dollars on swipe fees fading.
On the Side
Franchise spotlight: Dog Haus to more than triple unit count with 100-unit pipeline
Restaurant Dive 12/21
The 51-unit hot dog brand is generating 10 to 20 calls from prospective franchisees each day, and expects momentum to continue well into 2024.
Downtown Sacramento bar closes for good after city permit citations. Here’s what happened
Sacramento Bee 12/20
Three years after opening its doors, downtown Sacramento’s El Santo Restaurant & Ultralounge on K Street has permanently closed.