California’s cautionary minimum wage tale
The Washington Times 3/9
President Biden addressed the nation during his first State of the Union speech last week. While early parts of the remarks rallied Americans to the cause of Ukraine, the rest sounded like a broken record pushing for stalled, destructive policies
Want to Offset Supply Chain and Labor Woes? Try Shelf-Stable Menu Items
QSR Magazine 3/9
In a November 2021 survey from the National Restaurant Association, 77 percent of operators said their restaurant did not have enough employees to support existing customer demand.
Food Industry Policy
San Francisco drops vaccine mandate for indoor restaurants, bars
The San Francisco Chronicle 3/9
Starting this Friday, San Francisco will no longer require people to provide proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test to enter indoor restaurants, bars and gyms, city health officials announced Wednesday.
L.A. moves to lift vaccine verification mandate at indoor businesses
Los Angeles Times 3/9
Los Angeles City Council members took the first step Wednesday toward lifting vaccine verification requirements at many indoor businesses, the latest in a slew of rule relaxations as the Omicron surge steadily fades.
On the Side
Sweetgreen says its business will be fine without a full return to offices
During a stellar quarter for sales at Sweetgreen, the trendy salad chain is still feeling the effect of office workers who are working from home, especially in urban markets.
Attack on Turkish Restaurant Lands Two Men in Prison
New York Times 3/8
Two California men were sentenced this week to federal prison terms for attacking five employees of a Turkish restaurant in Beverly Hills, Calif., in November 2020 because of their anger at Turkey’s support of Azerbaijan in its conflict with Armenia, federal prosecutors said on Tuesday.