Why schedule sanity is workers’ new Fight for $15
Fast Company 1/22
The Shift Project, led by Kristen Harknett and Daniel Schneider, is playing a central role in the movement for service employees to win a fairer workweek.
Court Puts New Controversial Fast-Food Worker Law on Hold
On January 13, 2023, a Sacramento County Superior Court judge issued a preliminary injunction to stop the controversial Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act or “FAST Recovery Act” (AB 257) from taking effect, pending a vote by California voters.
Food Industry Policy
The International Franchise Association Goes on Offense
Restaurant Business 1/23
The trade group, which has spent much of its time in recent years pushing back against regulations, is touring cities in the hope of building a better reputation for franchising.
State Street Restaurants to Pony Up for Parklets
The Santa Barbara City Council has approved outdoor dining structure fees for restaurants and vendors using parklets on State Street.
On the Side
Lab-grown meat moves closer to American dinner plates
Once the stuff of science fiction, lab-grown meat could become reality in some restaurants in the United States as early as this year.
Restaurant Week kicks off in Vallejo, Benicia
Daily Republic 1/22
More than 25 participating eateries in Vallejo and Benicia will offer flavors spanning different parts of the globe, with participants offering various food specials and promotions.