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The Daily Prep List 8.04.2023


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

KELO 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.

Some servers think service fees lead to legal theft

Restaurant Business 8/2

Are restaurant service charges transparent enough? Opinions among the supposed beneficiaries of these fees vary.

Food Industry Policy


K&L Gates 8/1

Over the last few months, several important developments have come into effect. Notably, the injunction on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) makes enforcement take effect in March of 2024, giving employers more time to finalize internal policies for compliance. We also note two new ordinances for Los Angeles businesses.

Foodservice Packaging Institute Reveals Results of Sanitation Study

Yahoo! Finance 8/3

An independent study commissioned by the Foodservice Packaging Institute shows higher microbial levels in reusable to-go durable foodservice items than in reusable dine-in and single-use items.

On the Side

Santa Clarita files lawsuit against illegal street taco vendor

KTLA 8/2

The city of Santa Clarita filed a lawsuit against a street taco vendor for operating illegally after thousands of dollars in unpaid citations.

Reddit users are tracking which Los Angeles restaurants are adding sneaky service charges

KTLA 8/3

Unexpected service charges have become a point of growing frustration for restaurant goers in recent years.

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