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?