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The Daily Prep List 12.5.2022

Labor

Restaurant Groups Push to Overturn California Fast-Food Wage Law

Wall Street Journal 12/5

Restaurant and trade groups said they have submitted enough voter signatures for a ballot measure to try to halt the implementation of a new California law that would set minimum hourly wages for fast-food workers in the state starting next year.

Fast Act Opponents Collect Enough Signatures to Put The Law On Hold

Restaurant Business 12/5

Restaurant representatives say they have collected more than enough signatures from California residents to put a recall of the state’s Fast Act on the 2024 ballot, a step that would suspend the adoption of the controversial wage law until voters decide whether to keep it.

Food Industry Policy

Is it Kosher for California to Ban Out-of-State Pork?

The Regulatory Review (Penn) 12/5

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that could prove pivotal to the future of regulation and interstate commerce in the United States.

How close is L.A. County to a new COVID-19 mask mandate? Here is what we know

Los Angeles Times 12/2

In what has now become a pattern during the pandemic, coronavirus cases are rising as we enter the holiday season in L.A. County.

On the Side

TONIGHT: At Michelin 2022 reveal, which Bay Area restaurants will earn (or keep) stars?

The Mercury News 12/5

The stars will be coming out tonight.

California Pizza Kitchen appoints former Perkins exec as CEO

Restaurant Dive 12/5

Dive Brief:

  • California Pizza Kitchen board member Jeff Warne will serve as chief executive officer, effective immediately, the chain announced Friday. Warne was made interim CEO of the chain in October, the company wrote in an email. 

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