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The Daily Prep List 8.18.2023


Darden beats worker group’s claims that tipping is biased, for now

Reuters 8/17

A California federal judge on Thursday ruled for a second time that a worker advocacy group lacks standing to pursue claims that Darden Restaurants Inc discriminates against female and minority servers by requiring them to depend on tips.

California lawmakers poised to extent ‘temporary’ Covid layoff protections for hotel, restaurant workers forever

Northern California Record 8/17

California lawmakers may soon approve a union-backed bill that would extend indefinitely a Covid-era measure that subjects the hospitality industry to hefty fines and litigation if they don’t offer laid-off workers their jobs back in order of seniority, even if the business is under new ownership.

Food Industry Policy

How much outdoor dining is too much?

Long Beach Post 8/18

Most of us have probably seen or eaten at one of the city’s dining parklets. Maybe it was when indoor dining was forbidden and you were seeking a bit of normalcy while supporting a small business. And maybe it was more recent before the city forced all the temporary structures to be taken down this year.

Why Starbucks May Not Offer You A Disposable Cup On Your Next Coffee Run

Mashed 8/17

The test allows Starbucks customers to bring their own reusable cups, borrow a cup from the store and return it via dedicated recycling bins, or receive a reusable cup from the restaurant if they’re dining in.

On the Side

Gunmen rob six L.A taco trucks and stands, the latest in a string of street holdups

Los Angeles Times 8/17

Waving guns in the faces of vendors, the teams of two to four gunmen stole cash and cellphones, striking as the businesses were closing up for the evening in communities in Hollywood, Echo Park and downtown Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Forget the six-figure UPS gig. You can make $180,000 at In-N-Out, writes burger heiress Lynsi Snyder in her new book.

Insider 8/17

The average pay of a store manager at the iconic fast-food chain is more than $180,000 per year — an amount that includes store profit-sharing, according to a new book penned by In-N-Out owner Lynsi Snyder.

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