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The Daily Prep List 5.19.22


The FAST Recovery Act Will Fundamentally Change California’s Fast Food Industry

Mitú 5/18

When a Sacramento Jack in the Box shut down for three days as employees went on strike to demand better and safer working conditions, it was not business as usual.

No one wants to work in restaurants anymore

Quartz 5/18

The US restaurant industry’s bad rap only got worse with the pandemic. Restaurant workers quit en masse in 2020, complaining about low pay, obnoxious customers, lack of benefits, and the risk of covid.

Food Industry Policy

Oakland drops COVID-19 vaccine requirement at indoor establishments

Oaklandside 5/18

Beginning today, Oakland will no longer require people to prove they are vaccinated against COVID-19 before entering restaurants, bars, gyms, entertainment venues, and other indoor establishments. 

RRF Replenishment Vote Now Expected Thursday, May 19

Restaurant Business 5/18

The date targeted for the vote has shifted forward and back in recent days. Now lobbyists say the showdown will come tomorrow.

On the Side

Inflation Dealing a Gut Punch to Money-Strapped Californians

Capital & Main 5/18

The view from Lemon Hill, a working-class community where stress and anxiety rule the day.

Chicken wings for $34? Pent-up inflation driving food costs higher

Mercury News (Bloomberg) 5/18

With a gallon of milk up about 25% since before the pandemic, and retail bacon 35% higher, it’s hard to imagine how US food inflation could get any worse. But evidence suggests that even higher prices are on the horizon.

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