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The Daily Prep List 2.21.2023


In CA Legislature, 500 bills beat the deadline & Fast-food fight

Cal Matters 2/21

California doesn’t really need 2,600 new laws, right? 

California’s Fast-Food Industry Faces Another Landmark Change

Restaurant Business 2/17

When pushback mounted last year against California’s controversial fast-food wage bill, known as the Fast Act, proponents tried to sap the resistance by dropping a provision that would have made restaurant franchisors accountable for the labor practices of franchisees.

Food Industry Policy

Sen. Dodd looks to expand to-go cocktail law

The Sonoma Index-Tribune 2/19

Sen. Bill Dodd (D-Napa) is hoping to make to-go cocktails an option for more California businesses. New legislation proposed on Feb. 15 would broaden parts of his 2021 law that permitted the sale and delivery of pre-mixed alcoholic beverages.

Wonder why eggs are so expensive? Blame California’s Proposition 12.

Daily Breeze 2/18

Picture the frustration of wandering the aisles of your local grocery store, only to realize that the one item you need for your family’s breakfast — a carton of eggs — is nowhere to be found. 

On the Side

Dine Out Long Beach Is Here, With Deals at Nearly 50 Restaurants

NBC Los Angeles 2/20

Deciding to meet a friend for a meal on a sunshiny afternoon, the sort of late-winter day when the air is on the warmer side and sitting at a streetside table appeals, is a lovely thing.

This S.F. map shows where the most new food businesses are opening

San Francisco Chronicle 2/20

Nearly three years after the pandemic first wreaked havoc on San Francisco’s restaurant sector, closing old favorites and bringing new openings to a halt, has the city’s dining scene returned to pre-pandemic form? 

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