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The Daily Prep List 9.07.2023


In California, one county is forcing restaurants to pay wage theft claims or risk losing their permits

Marketplace 9/7

Through its Food Permit Enforcement Program, Santa Clara County is forcing restaurants to settle any unpaid judgments or risk losing their county food permit — which would mean they’d have to close down.

California Fast Food Restaurants Take Advantage of Wage Law Loophole

Capital & Main 9/6

Operating a portfolio of restaurants under multiple limited liability companies is a tactic used by many businesses to reduce legal exposure. By structuring operations in this way, an operator can shield its restaurant group from lawsuits that arise from customer complaints and employee disputes.

Food Industry Policy

Fruit-fly quarantines placed over large portions of Santa Clara, Contra Costa counties

The Mercury News 9/7

The detection of oriental fruit flies has prompted officials to declare a quarantine of homegrown fruits and vegetables in portions of Santa Clara and Contra Costa counties through mid-2024.

Why won’t California just kill the plastic grocery bag already?

Los Angeles Times 9/7

To the editor: In 1981, on my first visit to Munich, disposable shopping bags were not offered in grocery stores. Everyone brought their own twine-mesh bags. I carried this practice home to the United States and have used my own cloth bags ever since. (“Does California need another plastic bag ban? It seems so,” editorial, Sept. 5.)

On the Side

Has Sacramento’s restaurant scene earned new cred? Check out the TV series about it

The Sacramento Bee 9/7

Sacramento’s restaurant scene is about to burst onto TV and streaming screens nationwide.

The 8 Most Anticipated Los Angeles Restaurant Openings, Fall 2023 Eater

Los Angeles 9/6

It’s been a whirlwind of a summer (or rather, a hurricane) in Los Angeles, with furious restaurant openings from Santa Monica to Cypress Park and beyond.

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