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The Daily Prep List 5.02.2023

Labor

An Estimated 3,600 LA County Fast Food Workers Are Unhoused, Report Finds

LAist 5/2

Thousands of fast food workers in Los Angeles County are experiencing homelessness, according to a new economic study released Tuesday morning.

How the biggest private sector union wants to transform the restaurant workforce

Restaurant Dive 5/1

The last two years have brought dramatic changes to the restaurant labor market.

Food Industry Policy

When California laws go too far, the courts intervene

CalMatters 5/2

Early explorers believed California to be an island, and while its physical attachment to the rest of North America eventually became evident, it nevertheless has sought to forge an island-like cultural and political identity – a “nation-state” in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s description.

Restaurants In Unincorporated LA County Are Now Banned From Using Plastics. What To Know About The New Ordinance

LAist 5/1

L.A. County’s new plastics ordinance officially went into effect on Monday. That means if you’re dining in a restaurant in the unincorporated areas of L.A. County, you should no longer see single-use plastic foodware or Styrofoam.

On the Side

Fresh noodle sensation expands, plus more Peninsula and South Bay openings

San Francisco Chronicle 5/2

Early spring saw the arrival of notable new Peninsula and South Bay restaurants as well as several bakeries and coffee shops.

17 restaurant executives on the move in April

NRN 5/2

Another month has gone, and another group of restaurant CEOs has been on the move.

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