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The Daily Prep List 6.09.2023


Despite Pushback From Franchise Owners, Assembly Passes Fast Food Worker Bill

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.

The 8 Most Shocking Takeaways From the New Report on Hi Felicia

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’s new foam ban is going smoothly so far — partly because there’s so little enforcement

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.

How North Bay food, labor costs impact restaurant menu prices, grocery receipts

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

All Sweetgreen units will be automated within five years, CEO predicts

Restaurant Business 6/8

It’s investor conference season and restaurant operators were offering updates to Wall Street analysts at events this week.

California Restaurant Foundation gives out $920K in grants to small independents

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.

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