Will the FAST Act Have a Domino Effect on Fast-Food Chains?
QSR Magazine 10/20
California recently passed AB 257, known as the Fast Food Accountability and Standards (FAST) Recovery Act, in an effort to set pay and safety standards across the state.
L.A. council candidate pays two workers about half the amount owed in wage theft cases
Los Angeles Times 10/20
Three weeks ago, Los Angeles City Council candidate Danielle Sandoval issued a public apology, saying she was taking full responsibility for her handling of wage theft claims filed by workers at a restaurant she opened in 2014.
Food Industry Policy
Ahead of the Midterms, Energy Lobbyists Plan for a Republican House
New York Times 10/20
WASHINGTON — Oil and gas industry lobbyists, anticipating that Republicans could take control of the House in the midterm elections, are already working behind the scenes on Capitol Hill to push back against what they consider the Biden administration’s anti-fossil-fuel agenda.
Monterey wants to extend outdoor dining on Fisherman’s Wharf, but may not get permission.
Monterey County Weekly 10/19
Authorities say they’re trying to tamp down the spread of the Delta coronavirus before it morphs into a vaccine-resistant form.
On the Side
6 local spins on the pumpkin spice latte that are anything but basic
Los Angeles Times 10/19
Call it basic, or call it one of the most brilliant marketing ploys the coffee world has ever seen.
San Francisco’s Fall Restaurant Week returns with deals at 160-plus restaurants
The Mercury News 10/18
Need a good reason to head into San Francisco this month, besides the city’s legendarily lovely October weather?