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The Daily Prep List 4.27.22


Chipotle Leans on Drive-Thru to Boost Efficiency in Difficult Labor Market


Chipotle Mexican Grill is going all-in on the digital ordering drive-thru lane.

A Brief History Of Coffee Unions

Sprudge 4/26

You may have seen it referred to as “The Great Resignation” or claimed as a “labor shortage.” A medley of think pieces have emerged across American media in the last year, many of which refer to the pandemic as the root cause of organized labor issues today.

Food Industry Policy

An S.F. baker’s permit odyssey through city bureaucracy had a bitter start, but a sweet ending

San Francisco Chronicle 4/27

Sophie Smith loves baking cakes for her growing San Francisco business, but trying to get a permit from the notoriously bureaucratic city government proved anything but sweet.

Restaurants fly in with more pandemic aid up in the air

Politico Influence 4/26

FLYING IN: The National Restaurant Association this week is holding its first in-person fly-in since before the pandemic began, which comes at a crucial time for industry advocates as lawmakers try to rally support for a small-business Covid relief package that would send restaurants additional funding.

On the Side

Root beer, pizza, gyros: These 6 restaurant chains began in Northern California

The Sacramento Bee 4/27

Californians have established many restaurants and fast food eateries — many of which have gained traction and expanded to other parts of the state and even country.

This Chef Researches Diners Online—and Cancels Reservations If He Sees “Misbehavior”

Bon Appetit 4/26

Googling diners before they arrive is a well-known practice, particularly at fine dining restaurants.

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