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The Daily Prep List 9.28.2023


California’s fast-food workers win fight for $20 hourly pay and industry council

The Guardian 9/28

In the face of recent intense pressures on fast-food workers, employees in the sector in California are about to get a boost with the creation of a body that will set wages and other standards for the industry.

L.A.-area boba stores become first to unionize

Los Angeles Times 9/28

Six Boba Guys locations in Los Angeles County will become the first unionized boba stores in California after a successful election, the union said Wednesday.

Food Industry Policy

Sacramento’s outdoor dining scene boomed during the pandemic. What happened? | Opinion

The Sacramento Bee 9/28

Two years ago, Sacramento witnessed a pedestrian renaissance: Parking was repurposed for outdoor eating, allowing people to help restaurants mitigate the devastating impacts of the pandemic.

Congress takes aim at state animal welfare laws

Stateline 9/28

Earlier this year, Oregon Democrats pushed through state legislation that allows local governments to require setbacks between neighbors and factory farming operations.

On the Side

Prepare To Sweat at San Francisco’s Halal-Chinese Mom-and-Pop Favorite

The San Francisco Standard 9/28

One of the few downsides of being a roving food writer is I rarely get to be a regular. Most of my job is researching hot new restaurants (aka eating and drinking in copious quantities).

FAT Brands acquires Smokey Bones Barbecue for $30 million

Nation’s Restaurant News 9/25

FAT Brands announced Monday the acquisition of Smokey Bones Barbecue from private equity firm Sun Capital Partners for $30 million.

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