New California Law Forces Fast Food Restaurants to Think Fast
The Regulatory Review (UPenn) 10/25
Labor Day in the United States pays homage to one of the most fundamental elements in the fabric of any economy: the worker.
Starbucks’ Negotiations With Union Stores Begin and Immediately Collapse
Representatives of Starbucks walked out of five collective bargaining sessions with union members on Monday, and the company indicated it wouldn’t resume bargaining if the union continued to allow workers to join remotely.
Food Industry Policy
Natural gas ban threats spark fear for restaurants
The Hill 10/25
Restrictions on natural gas-powered appliances have sparked alarm among chefs and restaurant owners alike, who worry any bans on gas stoves will fundamentally change the way some cuisines are prepared and pose significant cost challenges.
Plastic recycling a “failed concept,” study says, with only 5% recycled in U.S. last year as production rises
CBS News / AFP 10/24
Washington — Plastic recycling rates are declining even as production shoots up, according to a Greenpeace USA report out Monday that blasted industry claims of creating an efficient, circular economy as “fiction.”
On the Side
Nearly 100-year-old Oakland bakery forced out of business, cites high rent and soaring crime
BizPac Review 10/24
A hallmark of Oakland, California shut its doors for the last time at 3:00 p.m. this past Sunday.
Bay Area pizza trend: The rise of the pizzaiola
The Mercury News 10/24
The first time pizzaiola Leah Scurto competed at the World Pizza Championship in Italy, a group of Italian men asked her to take their picture with the victorious, predominantly-male United States Pizza Team. Her team.