California Voters to Decide on Regulating Fast-Food Industry
New York Times 1/25
LOS ANGELES — A California law creating a council with broad authority to set wages and improve the working conditions of fast-food employees has been halted after restaurant and trade groups submitted enough signatures to place the issue before voters next year.
California to Vote on Fast-Food Workers’ Wage Hike in 2024 After Businesses Gather Over One Million Opposing Votes
The Epoch Times 1/25
Californian citizens are set to vote on a proposal next year that seeks to improve the working conditions and raise wages of fast-food workers across the state, a measure that has attracted strong opposition from businesses in the sector.
Food Industry Policy
Senators reintroduce Restaurant Revitalization Tax Credit to new Congress
After being introduced to both the Senate and the House in Dec. 2022, the Restaurant Revitalization Tax Credit Act is being reintroduced to the new 118th Congress by Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.).
Temporary Outdoor Dining Coming To An End In Manhattan Beach
Patch Manhattan Beach 1/24
MANHATTAN BEACH, CA — Temporary outdoor dining in Manhattan Beach will soon come to an end, as the City Council unanimously voted last week to end the program and expedite planning for a permanent program.
On the Side
Here Are the 2023 James Beard Awards Restaurant and Chef Semifinalists
Today in a press release, the James Beard Foundation revealed the semifinalist nominees for the 2022 James Beard Awards.
Robots can do what now?
At the start of 2023, we’re starting to sense a theme in restaurant industry equipment and technology news: AI and labor solutions.