The New York Times 7/17
As the state verifies eligibility for its Medicaid program after a pandemic pause, up to 2.8 million Californians could be kicked off the rolls, officials say.
Restaurant Business 7/14
The SEIU was successful in recreating the 1920s-era Industrial Wage Commission, with the power to set pay within industries with a large portion of low-wage earners.
Food Industry Policy
Vibrant night markets studded with food halls are a staple in major global cities like Taipei, Hong Kong and Los Angeles. Now, a newly proposed state bill, AB 441, would make it even easier for food destinations like San Francisco to start and run bustling night markets.
Throughout the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, masks were required to work in fast food unless otherwise exempt. Now, one company is allegedly requiring an exemption for workers who want to continue wearing a mask.
On the Side
San Fernando Valley Business Journal 7/17
Madelyn Alfano is the chief emotional officer and president of Maria’s Italian Kitchen, which she transformed from a family-owned grocery and deli into an eight-location multimillion dollar dining, central commissary and catering enterprise.
Nation’s Restaurant News 7/14
Brad Haley’s previous roles include CMO for IHOP and CKE Restaurants, while Leon Davoyan joins the company from Kitchen United.