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The Daily Prep List 5.24.22


A customer threw her drink at a S.F. restaurant employee over 25 cents. It’s not an isolated incident

San Francisco Chronicle 5/23

An employee was working during the lunch rush at Umai Savory Hot Dogs at the Stonestown mall in San Francisco on Friday, May 13, when an angry customer suddenly chucked her drink directly at the staff member and cursed at her.

Wing Zone Gets Robotic Treatment as Restaurant Industry Races Toward Automation


As restaurants continue to come up against labor challenges, many are seeking ways to integrate automation into more and more of their day-to-day operations.

Food Industry Policy

‘A huge slap in the face’: Milwaukee chef on losing his RRF grant

Restaurant Dive 5/24

This article is the first in a three-part series focusing on the impact the lack of additional grants from Restaurant Revitalization Fund has had on the restaurant industry, including an overview of RRF’s fallout by the numbers to reactions from across the industry to the Senate’s inability to pass a refill bill.

Tiburon signals support for single-use foodware ban

East Bay Times 5/22

Tiburon plans to adopt an ordinance banning the use of single-use foodware and requiring the use of compostable foodware for food service vendors.

On the Side

Online Voters Pick Their Beloved Local Restaurant Staff

The Business Journal 5/23

The people of the Central Valley spoke and named their favorite servers, cooks and managers at the recent Restaurant Industry Appreciation Bash.

The legacy of slain Oakland restaurateur: Lucky Three Seven is about more than Filipino food

San Francisco Chronicle 5/23

There was a line outside Lucky Three Seven in Oakland this weekend, though not for the spicy-sweet G-Fire Wings or shatteringly crisp, fried-to-order lumpia that put the Filipino restaurant on the map after it opened in 2013.

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