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.