California’s ‘FAST Recovery Act’: The Anticipated Impact on the Restaurant Industry, Franchise Industry, Jobs, and Food Prices
National Law Review / Greenberg Traurig 3/10
On Jan. 31, 2022, the California State Assembly passed AB 257, the Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act, also known as the “FAST Recovery Act.”
Dozens protest alleged wage theft at Saratoga McDonald’s
The Mercury News 3/9
Dozens gathered outside a McDonald’s in Saratoga Tuesday afternoon after two employees walked off the job to protest disrespectful treatment and lost wages.
Food Industry Policy
From one parking spot to 100 public parks: The history of San Francisco’s street transformation
Fast Company 3/11
In 2005, a San Francisco collective of artists and designers called Rebar ignited a global street intervention, which later became known as Park(ing) Day.
Restricting natural gas in California is a recipe for blackouts
First, it was fossil fueled power plants. Then it was emissions-free nuclear power. Now they’re aiming for natural gas stoves and appliances.
On the Side
El Pollo Loco Promotes Larry Roberts to CEO
QSR Magazine 3/10
El Pollo Loco announced Thursday that CFO Larry Roberts will become the chain’s new CEO, effective immediately.
Sally Schmitt, pioneering French Laundry founder, has died
San Francisco Chronicle 3/10
Sally Schmitt, the founder of famed Napa Valley restaurant the French Laundry and a pioneer of California cuisine, has died of natural causes. She was 90.