Restaurant Business 9/22
This week’s episode of the Restaurant Business podcast A Deeper Dive features my colleague Peter Romeo, who talks about the ongoing unionization campaign at the coffee giant.
Editor’s Note: AB 257 was signed into law on September 5, 2022, effective on January 1, 2023. However, its passage was swiftly met with a push for a voter referendum to potentially block the new law.
Food Industry Policy
Clean up your act — sort of.
That’s what the Santa Barbara City Council told restaurants with outdoor dining on 10 blocks of State Street.
Marin Independent Journal 9/21
The San Rafael City Council has unanimously approved an ordinance giving officials authority to enforce outdoor dining guidelines.
On the Side
San Diego Entertainer 9/21
San Diego Restaurant Week, presented by the California Restaurant Association, returns to wow diners with over 100 restaurants across 30+ neighborhoods for eight days of dining from Sunday, September 25th, 2022, through Sunday, October 2nd, 2022.
One of the best things about seeing the #TortillaTournament grow every year is to see areas that people outside of said areas don’t associate with tortilla culture — say, Oxnard, the Coachella Valley, Costa Mesa — beat the tried-and-true areas (East LA, San Fernando Valley, Santa Ana) and advance onward.