The Observer 6/8
(CBM) – Last week, fast-foods franchise owners and other opponents of Assembly Bill (AB) 1228 suffered a setback when the State Assembly approved a bill that would grant national franchise corporations more control over their businesses.
SF Eater 6/8
The whirlwind closure of Oakland’s Hi Felicia on May 24 following a highly publicized burglary led to multiple reports about the difficult work environment at both the permanent restaurant that opened in 2022 and in Hi Felicia’s early days as a pop-up.
Food Industry Policy
San Diego Union-Tribune 6/8
SAN DIEGO — Early enforcement of San Diego’s new ban on polystyrene foam food trays, pool toys and other products has gone smoothly so far, with few complaints about violations and only a small number of businesses asking for exemptions.
North Bay Business Journal
Inflation and labor cost continue to deliver a gut punch to California consumers as well as restaurant and bar owners. But the high costs are also adding to government tax collections.
On the Side
Restaurant Business 6/8
It’s investor conference season and restaurant operators were offering updates to Wall Street analysts at events this week.
Restaurant Dive 6/8
The California Restaurant Foundation awarded 184 grants to independent restaurants, each of which received $5,000, in its third annual disbursement from its Restaurants Care Resilience Fund, for a total of $920,000, the foundation said in an email to Restaurant Dive.