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The Daily Prep List 6.27.2023


Is California using an old labor board to get around a fast food industry referendum?

CalMatters 6/27

Folded into California’s $310 billion budget agreement is a relatively small line item: $3 million to resurrect an obscure old state commission that once regulated industries from factories to farms to laundries — and even had the power to set the minimum wage.

‘Deceiving and disgusting’: Readers react to the rise of restaurant service fees

Los Angeles Times 6/26

A class-action lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on June 20 by former servers at Jon & Vinny’s, a hip Italian American restaurant owned by Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, with locations in Fairfax, Beverly Hills and View Park-Windsor Hills.

Food Industry Policy

Corporations and climate change: California may force large businesses to disclose climate impacts

CalMatters 6/27

Corporations have for years graded themselves on climate change, at times marketing themselves as environmental stewards while failing to fully disclose their emissions.

Nosh and smoke: Bill would allow cannabis retailers to serve food, beverages

Courthouse News Service 6/26

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) — An adult can legally buy cannabis from retail stores in California, but they can’t enjoy a soda or snack while smoking it on site.

On the Side

Orange County restaurants get much-needed boost from California grants

The Orange County Register 6/26

In an effort to help small, independent restaurants recover from financial craters created, in part, by the pandemic and inflation, the California Restaurant Foundation awarded 89 eateries $5,000 grants as part of the nonprofit’s Restaurant’s Care Resilience Fund.

Gorgeous new Presidio restaurant serves Mediterranean food with Bay views

San Francisco Chronicle 6/26

If Laura and Sayat Ozyilmaz were opening a restaurant in Turkey, they would almost certainly get flak for serving çöp șiş, a kebab, with short rib and sweetbreads instead of the typical lamb or beef.

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