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The Daily Prep List 12.9.2022


Businesses Across California Brace For Minimum Wage Increase January 1

California Globe 12/8

A looming statewide minimum wage increase from $15 an hour to $15.50 on January 1st has caused many employers throughout California to reconsider staffing levels, new hirings, and other important factors as economic concerns grow.

California’s Tectonic Plates Shift — Part III

Fox Rothschild / JD Supra 12/8

And so we come to the ultimate affront to franchising. Responding to strong lobbying efforts by the Service Employees International Union (SIEU), the California legislature passed the Fast Food Accountability and Standards (FAST) Act late this summer.

Food Industry Policy

California’s two largest cities ban plastic foam

Grist 12/9

In a major victory against plastic pollution, city council members in Los Angeles and San Diego voted on Tuesday to ban the distribution of expanded polystyrene, the foamy plastic that’s used in disposable coffee cups and takeout food containers.

Are California’s parklets here to stay?

FOX5 San Diego 12/9

Temporary parklet seating areas became a necessity for many businesses amid the peak pandemic-era, as they adapted to new restrictions and safety measures.

On the Side

GONZO Ramen: A story about surviving COVID, cancer and Godzilla

CBS8 12/9

CARLSBAD, Calif. — If you think Godzilla is a monster, you should try battling COVID and cancer. In this Zevely Zone, I went to Carlsbad to GONZO Ramen where I met a Navy family that is unsinkable. 

A Wave of New Restaurants and Bars Heading for San Francisco in 2023

The San Francisco Standard 12/9

When Covid completely upended San Francisco’s bar and restaurant industry, Michael Seitz realized he was looking at a once-in-a-lifetime chance to expand his brewery.

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