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The Daily Prep List 6.22.2023


Santa Cruz County finds itself on front lines of statewide battle over fast food franchisor liability bill

Lookout Santa Cruz 6/21

A statewide campaign targeting Santa Cruz County residents and lawmakers with flyers and television ads is warning that proposed legislation requiring major fast food restaurant chains to share liability for workplace violations with their franchisees risks harming local restaurant owners.

Is a dine-in service fee a tip? Former servers allege in suit they are owed gratuities from Jon and Vinny’s

Los Angeles Times 6/21

At one point in 2021, Jasmine Sharma was so exasperated with her low tips at the Jon & Vinny’s restaurant in Fairfax that she learned to approach almost every diner with what she dubbed her “monologue.”

Food Industry Policy

California agrees to postpone Prop. 12 pork law — after the Supreme Court OKd it

San Francisco Chronicle 6/21

A month after the Supreme Court upheld a voter-approved California law that bans the sale of pork produced anywhere from breeding pigs held in small cages, the state has agreed to delay enforcement until next year.

Downtown Santa Barbara’s Biggest Question: Parklets or No Parklets?

BCC 6/20

The future of downtown Santa Barbara and its outdoor dining parklets has bubbled into one of the most polarizing topics in the city.

On the Side

Lionel Boyce of ‘The Bear’ shares his favorite local restaurants on an Inglewood food crawl

The Crawl 6/21

Lionel Boyce hates Guy Fieri. He elaborates on his discontent on a bench outside the Serving Spoon restaurant in Inglewood, a foam container of salmon croquettes, French toast and scrambled eggs on his lap.

Lab-grown chicken gets approved for sale. When will it hit Bay Area restaurants?

San Francisco Chronicle 6/21

For the first time in the U.S., lab-grown chicken from Bay Area companies can officially be sold in restaurants.

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