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The Daily Prep List 7.12.2023


Labor gets stuck in the drive-thru

Politico 7/12

DRIVING THE DAY: California Attorney General Rob Bonta, who is weighing a run for governor, raised $1.36 million in the last six months, bringing his cash on hand to $3.6 million.

The FAST Act’s new makeup – the Industrial Welfare Commission

The OC Register 7/12

With the help of California’s fourth branch of government, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2023-24 budget has a line item to resurrect the state’s Industrial Welfare Commission (IWC).

Food Industry Policy

Restaurants charging extra for water, bread and workers’ health plan

CBS News 7/12

A Los Angeles restaurant has come under fire after a prominent podcaster took issue with an unfamiliar surcharge on his guest check: an extra 4% fee automatically added to the bill to help fund the workers’ health insurance.

With less aid to buy groceries, SNAP recipients step up their fast-food spending, study finds

Restaurant Business 7/11

In the wake of cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamp assistance, recipients of the aid have increased their fast-food spending, according to a new study.

On the Side

Domino’s shares soar after striking a surprise deal

CNN Business 7/12

New York CNN — Domino’s Pizza has long been a holdout of using third-party delivery apps in the United States. But now, the pizza chain has struck a deal with one of the world’s largest food delivery services.

Chipotle tests robot that can prepare avocados to make guacamole faster

CNBC 7/12

Chipotle Mexican Grill has developed a robot that can cut, core and peel avocados used in its guacamole as the restaurant industry faces a sustained labor shortage.

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