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The Daily Prep List 8.07.2023


Another robot will take your order now. White Castle joins 7 other fast-food restaurants using AI at the drive-thru — see the full list.

Insider 8/6

White Castle is the latest fast-food chain replacing humans with voice bots in its drive-thru lanes.

San Jose flooring company owner sentenced for shorting workers $1 million in overtime wages

The Mercury News 8/7

SAN JOSE — The owner of a San Jose flooring company has been sentenced to four months in jail — and ordered to pay over $580,000 in restitution — after failing to pay his employees $1 million in overtime wages.

Food Industry Policy

Restaurant Chains Look Toward Expansion in Recovery From Pandemic

CoStar 8/7

Executives of major restaurant chains are hungry for location expansion as some get enough long-awaited relief from soaring food and supply costs to make up for still-elevated construction expenses.

‘This is absurd’: A Los Angeles restaurant adds 4% onto every bill to cover staff health insurance — here are 3 ways to cover your own rising health care costs

Yahoo! Finance 8/6

Chances are good you pay for your own health insurance coverage each month — but should you be covering the coverage of service workers too?

On the Side

The Biz Beat: San Jose restaurant unlocks beauty and depth of Venezuelan cuisine

San Jose Spotlight 8/6

Joanna Torres is on a mission to popularize Venezuelan food with her Willow Glen restaurant, Arepas. And if her recent catering job of serving 1,400 arepa sandwiches for Intuit is any indication, she is succeeding.

Dine Out Farmers Market Week kicks off

KRON4 8/6

(KRON) — The second annual Dine Out Farmers Market Week has kicked off in San Francisco.

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