Restaurant News Roundup, 4/23/19

Latest Restaurant News April 23, 2019

As Kona Grill prepares to file for bankruptcy, its problems are not unique – many chains find themselves in dire straits after overaggressive growth.  Read more here:


A new study says the big rise in California’s minimum wage is hurting the restaurant industry in the state, especially smaller, locally-owned establishments.  Read more here:


Record high restaurant industry growth has led to record low labor shortages.  Read more here:


Plastic straw restrictions have gone into effect at Los Angeles restaurants, a move seen as a first step leading to an outright ban of the straws, which are a major source of plastic pollution.  Read more here:


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