California AB 1228 Delayed: Bill Proposes Joint-Employer Theory of Liability Between Franchisor, Franchisee in CA’s Fast-Food Industry
The National Law Review 7/27
On July 14, 2023, a new attempt to regulate the fast-food industry in California was delayed after its proponents pulled the bill from a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.
LA LAist 7/27
Members of the Writers Guild of America have been on strike for nearly three months.
Food Industry Policy
Restaurant Dive 7/27
On Monday, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Representative Robert Scott (D-VA), introduced a bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $17 an hour over five years and eliminate the tip credit subminimum wage system within seven years.
The Orange County Register 7/21
Two bills that would expand workplace benefits for employees are dividing California’s small business community as the industry works to recover from deep pandemic-related losses.
On the Side
Woman’s lawsuit against California restaurant claims dish was too spicy, ‘unfit for human consumption’
(KRON) – Everyone has different tolerances for spicy food. But a diner in the San Francisco Bay Area is alleging that one particular restaurant’s appetizer was so spicy that it was “unfit” for human consumption.
QSR Magazine 7/27
Much of Chipotle’s growth and buzz through the pandemic took place outside its restaurants. Digital expansion, rewards (up to 35 million members today), delivery, and the continued leverage of order-ahead pickup “Chipotlanes,” of which there are now more than 600 across North America.