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The Daily Prep List 8.30.2023


California workers rally at Legislature for safer workplaces

CalMatters 8/30

Dozens of domestic workers laid banners on the state Capitol grounds Tuesday that spelled out the words “racist” and “injustice.” Then they cleaned them up. It was all part of a rally of several hundred domestic laborers to urge state lawmakers to pass more workplace protections.

New Tipping Trend Hurts Those Who Need Gratuities Most

The Washington Post 8/29

The Wall Street Journal reports that 16% of the 517 small businesses surveyed by employee-management software company Homebase now solicit gratuities at checkout, up from 6.2% in 2019.

Food Industry Policy

‘Sea of lawlessness’ prompts Lower Haight restaurant owner to hit pause after more than 30 years

The San Francisco Chronicle 8/30

The owner of a Lower Haight cafe is determined not to be the latest business to leave San Francisco. But first, she says, she needs a break after witnessing too much crime.

Burger King faces legal claim over size of Whopper

BBC News 8/30

The lawsuit accuses the fast food giant of misleading customers by showing the burger with a meatier patty and ingredients that “overflow over the bun.”

On the Side

A Whole Different Animal

LA Eater 8/29

Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo’s massively influential Los Angeles restaurant Animal held its last dinner service on Saturday, June 17.

This acclaimed S.F food hall helped low-income chefs. What do they do when it closes?

The San Francisco Chronicle 8/30

When ambitious San Francisco food hall La Cocina Municipal Marketplace closes its kiosks to the public on Friday, where will its women and immigrant food entrepreneurs go next — and how will the celebrated nonprofit move forward with its city-leased space in the Tenderloin?

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