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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.