All Eyes on California as Fast-Food Worker Rights Land on the 2024 Ballot
Civil Eats 3/14
“Fortunately, now more than 1 million Californians have spoken out to prevent this misguided policy from driving food prices higher and destroying local businesses and the jobs they create,” said IFA President and CEO Matt Haller in a statement in late January.
What’s Ahead in 2023: Legislative threats to franchising abound
When it comes to public policy, nobody understands better than you that the odds are stacked against franchised businesses. Singled out because so few truly understand the franchise business model, lawmakers often unfairly target franchises as “big business” rather than the local businesses they are.
Food Industry Policy
S.F. supervisor floats plan to slash parklet fees
San Francisco Chronicle 3/14
A San Francisco supervisor’s plan to do away with some forthcoming fees for outdoor dining parklets would keep thousands of dollars in restaurant operators’ pockets.
Key Takeaways from the 2022 FDA Food Code
Modern Restaurant Management 3/13
In the waning days of 2022, FDA issued an updated Food Code with several important updates. FDA is responsible for more than a quarter of the U.S. economy, and the Food Code impacts virtually every American.
On the Side
Sweetfin, Stellar Pizza detail cost-saving robotics strategies
Restaurant Dive 3/13
Sweetfin uses Coco Delivery bots to deliver food within two miles in 15 minutes, while Stellar Pizza’s robotic truck can bake pizzas with only one human employee.
Feast Your Way Through The East Bay: Oakland Restaurant Week 2023
Oakland, California has a diverse community that spans countless ethnicities and cultural backgrounds. With its residents speaking over 125 languages, you can bet that The Town offers a dynamic culinary scene, one that encompasses a melting pot of cooking styles, recipes and flavors.