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.
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
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.
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
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).
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.