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The Daily Prep List 9.18.2023


Compromise settles dispute over status of franchises in fast food industry

CalMatters 9/18

In some ways, the most interesting — and perhaps most significant — event of the 2023 legislative session’s closing days was a compromise agreement on state oversight of the fast food industry.

How California Does (In) Business

WSJ 9/17

California Gov. Gavin Newsom professes to be deeply worried about democracy.

Food Industry Policy

The War on Fast-Food Joints

Reason 9/15

From the perennial fights over Chick-fil-A to claims that fast food disproportionately hurts low-income and minority communities via poor nutrition, it’s easy to see how fast food entered political debate.

Pass The Salt … And The Joint: Cannabis Lounges Could Soon Serve Fresh Food

LAist 9/17

It’s only natural: When you smoke weed, you want to eat. A new bill would let you do both — in the same spot.

On the Side

Popular Oakland restaurant closing at the end of September says crime is to blame

CBS News 9/17

OAKLAND — A popular Downtown Oakland restaurant will be shutting down at the end of the month.

Citing sustainability, Starbucks wants to overhaul its iconic cup. Will customers go along?

AP News 9/14

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Bethany Patton steps up to the counter and places her pink mug into a shoebox-sized dishwasher. It spins. It whirs.

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