Restaurant Business 5/5
A group of shareholders is calling on Denny’s and Dine Brands to study the impact of raising hourly wages.
Eater LA 5/5
Michelin-starred Central Coast bistro Bell’s in Los Alamos pays its workers $27 an hour on average, covers health care costs, provides 80 hours of paid time off, and still manages to be economically viable, according to journalist Matthew Sedacca in his piece “Happier employees, higher profits: Restaurant owners spend more, and it pays off” for non-profit newsroom The Counter.
Food Industry Policy
Capitol Weekly 5/5
California’s inability to meet its long-stated goal of cutting solid waste by 75 percent by 2020 has prompted environmentalists to craft a ballot initiative targeting single-use plastic products – including a sharp limit on their production.
S.D. sidewalk vending ordinance faces second reading by City Council, then Coastal Commission review
La Jolla Light 5/5
San Diego’s sidewalk vending ordinance, which is scheduled to take effect in most of the city June 1, must be heard by the California Coastal Commission for specifics about its effects in La Jolla and other coastal areas.
On the Side
Restaurant Business 5/6
The restaurant industry continued its steady pace of hiring in April despite concerns about higher labor costs and slower sales, according to new government data released on Friday.
The Mercury News 5/5
Next week kicks off the start of Black Restaurant Week Bay Area, a celebration of Black-operated restaurants, food trucks and dessert makers that technically runs for 10 days from May 13 to 22.