Restaurant Delivery Fees BITE: And the thinnest slice can’t save the Whole Pie, anyway.
The hospitality industry—restaurants in general and the independent, small business, family-owned and operated ones specifically—are free-falling. After a tumultuous year of lockdowns, on and off shutdowns, retro-fits; including but not limited to outdoor solutions requiring not just tables and chairs, but heaters and tents in some if not most climes—better bootstrap-up food industry-warriors—you’ve got to ‘Pay to Play “Doordash’.Read full story
Can California Restaurants Make It Over The COVID Finish Line: 2020, A High-Stakes Marathon
They’re whip-sawed. They’re flailing. They’re desperate. And the odds of surviving another eminent lockdown grow slim to none with each passing holiday. Restaurant owners and the people their once wide economic nets cast and supported have nothing to celebrate in 2020.Read full story
How Do You Like Your Holiday Shutdowns: With A Free Side of Hefty Fines?
It’s a cruel, cruel winter, in sunny California. As of Thursday, ICU capacity for the greater Sacramento region was 22.2% according to state data. It’s all a matter of horrifying numbers going ‘forward’, as a city, a state, and a country’s collective grief grow exponentially from the toll COVID takes on us all.Read full story
The Tide Rose And With It Tidings of Great Joy: So What’s Next on California Restaurant-Owner's Ever-Spinning Plates?
The email landed within mere minutes of the Sacramento Board of Director’s County’s decisive and dramatic vote… to shelve the fines. Supervisor Sue Frost was the first to let restaurant owners, advocates, and constituents know the coming winter may be cold but it won’t have to be cold and cruel.Read full story
"Hospitality" Cannot Live On Carry-Out, Curb-Side, or Take-Out Alone
And restaurants deserve to serve while the sun still shines. Sacramento restaurateurs and small business advocates’ collective exhale was audible but public grievance even louder.Read full story
Winter is Here: Holiday Shutdowns Leave Sacramento Valley Restaurant Owners In The Cold And On The Brink
The Farm-to-Fork dinner on Sacramento’s Tower Bridge, 2013. (Photo: Jeremy Sykes for SacTown Magazine) After a devastating year that began with a statewide lockdown in March, Sacramento’s food and beverage industry have been forced to react and respond to yet another seismic shift on the Valley’s nationally acclaimed Farm to Fork landscape.Read full story