Every week we’re rounding up some of our favorite articles with trends and tidbits from the world of restaurants. Tell us: what made your reading list this week?
Is Safety Affordable? How Restaurant Operators Are Factoring PPE into Their Budgets – Restaurant Hospitality
As masks, gloves, face shields, and thermometers become expected protocol in restaurants, costs of protective equipment are piling up. Learn how restaurateurs from New York to Los Angeles are adjusting their budgets accordingly.
What It’s Like to Work in an NYC Restaurant During the Pandemic, According to Staffers – Eater NY
Anonymous workers from across New York City weigh in on returning to dining rooms in the COVID-19 era, describing safety concerns, balancing career and family, and in one case, contracting the disease on the job.
Newsom Orders All California Counties to Close Indoor Restaurants, Bars – San Francisco Chronicle
In response to rising infection rates throughout the state, California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered recently reopened businesses – including bars and indoor restaurants – to shut down again. Restrictions have also been tightened for areas accounting for 80% of the state population.
A Nightmare Scenario for Farmers Is Happening Right Now – CNN
Farmers delivering product to restaurants this season have been blindsided when businesses close unexpectedly, making it impossible to predict demand. Read on for the challenges they face in planning for the future, and why more growers are exploring alternative business models.