What the California fast-food worker bill means for you
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Fast-Food Operators Mobilize Against California Wage Bill
Wall Street Journal 8/30
Restaurant operators and business advocates mobilized Tuesday to try to persuade California Gov. Gavin Newsom to veto a bill that would set wages for fast-food workers, a move they said could increase costs and set a precedent other states and cities might follow.
Food Industry Policy
Gas Infrastructure Ban Takes Hold in Berkeley
ACHR News 9/1
Berkeley, California is home to the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, but for more than two years, the entire city of about 124,000 has served as a sort of giant energy lab.
Many SF Restaurant and Bar Parklets Could Be Gone By Spring
With new rules, mandated alterations, and fees looming, you can expect to see some of San Francisco’s plethora of pandemic parklets disappear in the next six to eight months.
On the Side
Did your favorite chicken sandwich get pricier? Here’s why
San Francisco Chronicle 9/1
At his Mission District restaurant WesBurger ‘n’ More, chef-owner Wes Rowe is trying to keep sticker shock away from customers.
Starbucks Is Rethinking Almost Everything, Including How to Make Frappuccinos
Wall Street Journal 8/31
SEATTLE—Behind a secure door at Starbucks Corp. SBUX -0.98%▼ headquarters lies a technology lab where the chain is plotting its renewal. That includes rethinking the onerous path its baristas must take to make a Frappuccino.