Appeals court sides with CRA on natural gas, + LA may hike minimum wage to $30 for some workers
Tue, Apr. 18, 2023
The mission of the California Restaurant Association is to be the definitive voice of the California foodservice industry.
The Ninth Circuit Court has determined that the City of Berkeley’s ban on natural gas pipelines in buildings violates federal law. The CRA filed a lawsuit against Berkeley in November of 2019 after the city approved the ban.
“Natural gas appliances are crucial for restaurants to operate effectively and efficiently, as they allow for a wide variety of cuisines and innovations in the restaurant industry,” said CRA President and CEO, Jot Condie. “Cities and states cannot ignore federal law in an effort to constrain consumer choice, and it is encouraging that the Ninth Circuit upheld this standard.”
For two restaurant owners in San Francisco, parklets were a lifeline during the pandemic and are key to helping their businesses survive today. For the city, the space where dining tables sit today is the best spot for a loading and unloading zone for delivery trucks.
Los Angeles city councilmember Curren Price is proposing a minimum wage of $25 per hour this year for hotel and tourism workers near LAX. Under his proposal, the minimum wage for these workers would rise to $30 per hour by 2028.
The CRA started with UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored benefits and expanded our suite of convenient wellness solutions to incorporate medical, mental, and social wellness solutions.
It’s easy and inexpensive to offer your team access to services and solutions that will help make you an employer of choice.
Swipe fees are costing restaurants more and more, having doubled in the last decade. The total cost to businesses, including restaurants, is $160 billion per year. Congress should create a path to driving down these fees.
Can restaurants learn something from breweries? One marketer who advises brands on integrating technology into their operations thinks so, and says breweries are especially good at using tech while making guests feel welcome when dining on-site.
Raffle prizes include: A two nights stay in a partial ocean view room & breakfast for two at the Casa Del Mar Hotel by the Sea
AND $100 gift cards to: Marmalade Cafe, The Red Chickz, Musso & Frank Grill, Tony P’s Dockside Grill, and Urban Plates
Winners will be announced at the gala. *You do NOT have to be present to win*
All proceeds will be donated to Restaurants Care – a nonprofit that provides financial relief year-round to food + beverage workers across California.
Thanks to our active and engaged members, the CRA’s social media sites have grown and reached more and more followers over the years. By popular demand, we’re now expanding our social presence to sites dedicated to the many activities of our local chapters, where members can connect, network, and help come up with solutions to local challenges. If you’re a restaurateur in one of these regions, be sure to follow us and drop a like!
Thanks to generous donations from SoCalGas, PG&E, and SDG&E, the Restaurants Care Resilience Fund is offering grants of up to $5,000 for qualifying restaurants in California. Don’t miss your chance to apply in this first round of funding – the application period ends May 7th.
Join the CRA Orange County Chapter for a day out on the golf course. Win amazing raffle prizes, compete in contests, earn bragging rights and network with industry operators and vendors.
Talega Golf Club
990 Avenida Talega,
San Clemente, CA 92673
Date + Time
Wednesday, May 10th
8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
You’re invited to attend the 30th Annual Best of the Valley Restaurant Awards. Join the Fresno Chapter in honoring the Larocca Family with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
DoubleTree by Hilton Fresno
2233 Ventura St.
Fresno, CA 93721
Date + Time
Monday, May 22nd
Doors open at 5:00 PM
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Fisher Phillips LLP & BMI Webinar: Music Licensing & Your Business: What You Need to Know
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
CRA Legal Center Webinar with Berliner Cohen: The Do’s and Don’ts of Arbitration Agreements
CHECK OUT OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS AND REGISTER HERE