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 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
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.
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
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 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.