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The Daily Prep List 09.21.2022


Signature Gathering Starts for Measure to Overturn Union-Backed Fast Food Law

Times of San Diego 9/21

The ink on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature on Assembly Bill 257 regulating California’s fast food industry is barely dry, but a referendum to overturn the law has already been cleared for signature gathering.

Once Upon a Time, “Waitress” Was a Union Job. Could History Repeat Itself?

Slate 9/20

It was August 2019, and while the Red Sox weren’t having the best season, every bar within walking distance of Fenway Park got absolutely crushed on game days: lines around the corner before we opened, lines three and four people deep on all sides, a service-ticket printer that ran nonstop.

Food Industry Policy

California Gov. Newsom vetoes bill to set recycled content standards for plastic thermoforms

Waste Dive 9/20

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has vetoed AB 2784, a bill that would have set recycled content standards for thermoform food containers.

S.F. lost more than half its restaurant jobs during the pandemic

San Francisco Chronicle 9/21

The first months of 2021 were dismal at San Francisco’s storied House of Prime Rib. 

On the Side

The robots are here. And they are making you fries.

Washington Post 9/20

At the end of July, a Jack in the Box in Chula Vista, Calif., got a new employee

Inflation Hits the Market Basket

Comstock’s Magazine 9/20

In agricultural communities, adapting to change comes with the work.

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