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The Daily Prep List 8.02.2023


U.S. fast-food chains add automation to boost speed

Shore News Network 8/2

(Reuters) – From robotic grills to faster blenders with custom ice and milk dispensers, major U.S. restaurant chains including Starbucks, Domino’s, and Chipotle are touting new technologies to automate production, cut labor costs and potentially boost profit margins.

Doing the math of tipping in restaurants | Letters to the editor

Sun Sentinel 8/1

The front page article on restaurant tipping neglected to discuss the greatest variable of tips.

Food Industry Policy

Ending poverty in California requires good policy, not platitudes

The OC Register 7/28

SACRAMENTO – At times, the California Legislature is reminiscent of a high-school student council, except that instead of working with few-hundred-dollar activities budget lawmakers are spending more than $300 billion in revenues.

Petaluma, California, Announces Minimum Wage Increase for 2024

Bloomberg Tax 7/28

The hourly minimum wage in Petaluma, California, will rise to $17.45 from $17.06 effective Jan. 1, 2024, according to a July 28 update on the city’s minimum wage webpage.

On the Side

L.A. Times Food Bowl Reveals Chef and Restaurant Lineup for Launch Party and Night Market

Los Angeles Times 8/2

The Los Angeles Times has announced the full lineup for Food Bowl, its annual celebration showcasing Southern California’s food scene, presented by City National Bank.

San Jose leaders hold event to address violent attacks against food vendors

KTVU 7/31

San Jose, Calif. – San Jose City Council members Omar Torres, Domingo Candelas and Peter Ortiz along with community group Berryessa Flea Market Vendors Association hosted a resource fair under the City Hall rotunda Monday.

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