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The Daily Prep List 7.06.2023


Franchising industry holds its breath as FTC takes a closer look at regulations

CNBC 7/5

The franchising industry is awaiting the outcome of a Federal Trade Commission review of practices in the sector.

McDonald’s franchisees, and their attorney, push back against proposed California joint employer rules

Restaurant Business 7/5

An independent group of the chain’s operators blasted a proposed rule in that state that would make fast-food franchisors liable for franchisees’ employment law violations after a union-backed group hinted their attorney favors them.

Food Industry Policy

Op-Ed: Food Industry Giants Must Fix Their Plastic Pollution

Civil Eats 7/6

McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and other major brands are creating massive amounts of plastic waste. Their initiatives are not enough and they need to be held accountable for the plastics crisis.

Can opt-in rules help restaurants, diners stick to sustainable packaging?

Restaurant Dive 7/6

Consumer interest in biodegradable and reusable restaurant packaging is still growing, and a push to ditch single-use cutlery and condiments may spark bigger behavior changes.

On the Side

All the East Bay restaurants that opened in June

Nosh 7/5

The new restaurants that opened in Berkeley, Oakland and beyond in June 2023.

San Diego Restaurant Week fall dining extravaganza returns Sept. 24-Oct. 1

ABC 10 San Diego 7/5

Get ready to let your taste buds run wild as San Diego Restaurant Week, presented by the California Restaurant Association, returns with an abundance of fall flavors from Sept. 24 through Oct. 1, 2023.

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