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The Daily Prep List 3.20.2023

Labor

Unions and environmentalists push for California referendum reform

Los Angeles Times 3/20

California’s influential labor unions, government watchdogs and environmental advocates repeatedly accuse corporations of lying to voters in campaigns to reverse state laws and thwart the progressive Democratic agenda at the state Capitol.

Paying back workers and retirees

CalMatters’ WhatMatters 3/20

Charged with enforcing some of the nation’s toughest labor laws, the Labor Commissioner’s Office has struggled to address wage claims in a timely manner, CalMatters detailed in a series of articles last year.

Food Industry Policy

Should I pass credit card processing fees to my customers?

Restaurant Business 3/20

Credit card fees can add up as a significant expense. Couple that with rising food, labor and rent prices, and it is even harder to see margins in the restaurant business.

A new California bill could save outdoor dining as we know it

Los Angeles Times 3/17

After years of pandemic-spurred pivots and local concern regarding the possible loss of parklet dining permits, restaurants could get help from a new state bill that would extend the life of temporary outdoor dining.

On the Side

After Some Setbacks, Sushirrito Is Flourishing

Forbes 3/20

Sushirrito, a San Francisco-based restaurant that has four brick-and-mortar locations and 10 as part of a licensing agreement with Local Kitchens, a micro food hall, specializes in burrito-sized sushi with Japanese and Latino influences.

You can apply for a free dinner at this pricey S.F. restaurant

San Francisco Chronicle 3/20

The new scholarship program will provide a four-course dinner with drink pairings at no cost “for those (who) cost is prohibitive,” the email announcement read.

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