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The Daily Prep List 4.19.22


Could a 4-Day Workweek Benefit the Food Industry?

The Food Institute 4/19

Along with Henry Ford’s assembly line in 1926 was the introduction of the standard five-day workweek.

How a Dollar General Employee Went Viral on TikTok

New York Times 4/18

In January 2021, Mary Gundel received a letter from Dollar General’s corporate office congratulating her for being one of the company’s top-performing employees.

Food Industry Policy

What California’s ballot fight over single-use plastics could mean to the environment and the rest of us

Deseret News 4/18

California voters in November will decide if they want to ban single-use plastics and polystyrene food containers.

Councilman LaCava to request extension for temporary outdoor dining permits in the coastal zone

La Jolla Light 4/18

With the California Coastal Commission set to consider the city of San Diego’s Spaces as Places program next month, City Councilman Joe LaCava (whose District 1 includes La Jolla) plans to request an extension of temporary outdoor dining permits that many businesses in La Jolla and elsewhere have used amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the Side

Can NFTs save the restaurant industry or is the hype just virtual?

Los Angeles Times 4/19

On a bright afternoon outside the restaurant Bored & Hungry in Long Beach, the atmosphere is one of a low-rent Coachella.

California Restaurant Foundation partners again with California’s energy companies to underwrite $1.5 million resilience fund

Nation’s Restaurant News 4/18

Due to the success of last year’s inaugural program, the California Restaurant Foundation (CRF) has partnered again with California’s energy companies to provide $3,000 grants to independent restaurant owners and their staff through the Restaurants Care Resilience Fund.

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