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The Daily Prep List 3.27.2023


After court ruling, California’s gig worker battle takes new turn

CalMatters 3/20

The seemingly perpetual political and legal battle over whether gig workers for Uber, Lyft, Doordash and services are contractors or employees took another turn last week and may go full circle – back to the state Supreme Court and possibly a second trip through the Legislature.

After ambitious single-payer healthcare plans sputter, a new California bill tries an incremental approach

Los Angeles Times 3/21

A new bill introduced in the California state Senate aims to lay the groundwork for a state universal healthcare system, proposing an incremental approach that departs from recent sweeping, and unsuccessful, efforts to reshape how Californians receive care.

Food Industry Policy

Should I pass credit card processing fees to my customers?

Restaurant Business 3/20

As prices for just about everything increase, I’m wondering whether I should pass on credit card processing fees to my customers with a 3% surcharge for paying with credit card. What do you think?

FDA Clears California Company’s Lab-Grown Chicken as Safe to Eat

Wall Street Journal 3/21

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it considered cultivated chicken made by Good Meat Inc. safe to eat, making it the second company in the growing industry to have cleared a key regulatory hurdle.

On the Side

Taco Bell teams up with LA-based food truck concept for breakfast mashup

NRN 3/21

From March 24 through March 26, consumers in the Los Angeles area will be able to get their hands on a unique breakfast menu that features a mashup between Taco Bell and Yeastie Boys.

Restaurant sales remained elevated in February

NRA 3/22

Eating and drinking places* registered total sales of $92.7 billion on a seasonally adjusted basis in February, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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