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The Daily Prep List 5.20.22


Struggling Undocumented Workers Go Without the Unemployment Benefits They Deserve

Capital & Main 5/19

When the San Rafael restaurant where he worked was shuttered as COVID rates exploded in March of 2020, Jose Rodriguez felt the pressure closing in. His skills as a waiter and busser were of little use at a time when those businesses were closing their doors and laying off staff.

Burger King workers in Sacramento strike over broken AC, extreme temps making them sick

Sacramento Bee 5/19

Just before 1 p.m. Wednesday, workers at a Burger King in Arden Arcade went on strike, demanding managers at the location fix an air conditioner they claim has been broken for over a year.

Food Industry Policy

Hopes of Replenishing RRF Dashed by Senate

National Restaurant Association 5/19

Today, the U.S. Senate failed to advance the Small Business COVID Relief Act of 2022 (S. 4008), ending the possibility of replenishing the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). The vote is a devastating blow to the restaurant industry and small business operators.

Gavin Newsom’s inflation relief package could drive up prices even more, experts say

Sacramento Bee 5/19

An $18.1 billion inflation-relief package proposed by Gov. Gavin Newsom will put salve on key pain points for Californians most affected by rising gas and grocery prices but also likely will cause prices to tick up just a tad more, leading economists say.

On the Side

California Restaurant Association Partners with Video Review App franki to Promote Businesses

FSR Magazine 5/19

Franki, the video-based review app that connects businesses with their local communities, has partnered with the California Restaurant Association (CRA) to help California restaurants promote their businesses.

How Los Angeles Has Changed (in a Good Way)

New York Times 5/19

The city has a lot more to offer than the obvious, with new genre-bending restaurants and bars, and happenings galore. Its comeback story is well underway.

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