Restaurant News Roundup, 03/05/2024

Latest Restaurant News March 5, 2024

California’s new minimum wage hike that goes into effect on April 1st at limited-service restaurants is going to have a ripple effect across the country, say experts.  Read more here: https://www.businessinsider.com/california-20-dollar-fast-food-wage-restaurant-prices-jobs-workers-2024-3

 

Panera seems to have benefitted from a specific exemption in that new California minimum wage law.  The exemption applies to businesses that bake bread.  Read more here: https://thetakeout.com/california-fast-food-minimum-wage-law-panera-bread-2024-1851305884

 

Whole Foods is introducing a smaller store for customers in urban neighborhoods that will provide a convenient shopping experience and a place to grab a quick meal.  Read more here: https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/emerging-brands/whole-foods-unveils-small-format-store-urban-markets

   

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