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The Daily Prep List 9.22.2023


Dine Brands’ new parental leave policy was employees’ idea

Restaurant Business 9/21

Last week, Applebee’s and IHOP parent Dine Brands announced a new policy for corporate employees with newborn babies.

Unemployment for Hollywood’s Striking Writers and Stars? It’s Newsom’s Move Now.

Capital & Main 9/21

At a glance, the California Legislature’s passage of a bill extending unemployment benefits to striking workers appears to throw Gov. Gavin Newsom onto the horns of a dilemma.

Food Industry Policy

From cage-free chicks to puppy mills and Avian flu: Republicans are trying to roll back animal protections

The Guardian 9/21

Many animals raised for meat in the US spend their lives in spaces barely bigger than their own bodies.

Sacramento city council members favor cannabis consumption lounges in pilot program

The Sacramento Bee 9/22

Three of four members of the Sacramento City Council’s Law and Legislation Committee say they favor allowing cannabis consumption lounges to open as part of a pilot program, paving the way for the full council to consider the issue.

On the Side

McDonald’s plans to increase its U.S. royalty fees by 25%

Restaurant Business 9/22

McDonald’s will start gradually increasing the royalty rate it charges to its U.S. and Canadian franchisees by 25% starting next year, adding to a series of major changes in its relationship with the people who operate most of its restaurants.

Uber adding AI tool and ‘virtual sales aisle’ to its app

Restaurant Dive 9/20

Dive Brief:

  • Uber announced Wednesday four upcoming updates to its Uber Eats app. Later this year, users will be able to browse a virtual “sales aisle” that will house promotions and deals as well as have the option to use an artificial intelligence-powered conversational tool to help meal plan, order ingredients and find sales on grocery items.

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